This edition, We Came Whirling - Istanbul & Eastern Turkey celebrates a journey from Istanbul to the far eastern reaches of Turkey, immense in culture, rich in history, religion and colour. A country of unashamed wealth and poverty.
Lidia D'Opera has been a keen photographer for most of her life, with a growing passion for combining photography with travel.
Born to Italian immigrants, Lidia has held a connection with her 'Italian cousins' to continue and appreciate the balance of life within the mediterranean culture, which is also recognised and found in so many countries around the globe. This is the inspiration of her work - to capture the essence of life, of which will soon be lost and only remembered in stories and pictures.