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  • The Silk Road: Then and Now

    The Silk Road: Then and Now (2015), documents for the first time the traditional houses of Turkey, a significant part of that country’s cultural heritage. Gilbert's photographs are powerful, mysterious and elegant. Unlike the voyeurism of tourist photography or the romanticism of travel photography, her thoughtful work offers us cultural anthropology as art.

     

    Available on Amazon.

  • PARTICULAR PASSIONS: Talks with Women Who Shaped our Times contains the rich oral histories of forty-two pioneering women from the 1920s to the 1980s in the arts and sciences, athletics and law, mathematics and politics. They share how they found their passions, overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Surprisingly these women’s backgrounds are no different than yours or mine.

     

    The combined stories provide an historic perspective of the women’s movement in the 20th century. These stories will captivate, educate, and inspire you. 

    The oral biography of Julia Child, whose love of French culture and cuisine brought a renewed appreciation for the culinary arts in America.

     

    “The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.”

    The oral biography of Gloria Steinem,

    whose dedication to feminism and other movements for social justice continues to improve life for millions of people worldwide.

    “There aren’t two sides to everything. There are eleven, or a hundred... and it’s a gross distortion of reality to say... there has to be a winner or a loser. Reality is much more diverse and interesting than that.”

    The oral biography of Betty Friedan, who fueled the women’s liberation movement that continues to work toward equal rights for women around the globe.

    "It was much easier for me to go "Rah! Rah!" with the movement than it was to change my own life personally. I have put myself into the situation, willy-nilly, of being the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. That's a little threatening for a man. So in that sense I've paid some price."

    The oral biography of Diana Vreeland, whose pioneering exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art elevated fashion to a fine art.

    “I always have doubts about what I do. When I start a show, I’m very timid and nervous for weeks and months. It takes a great deal out of me. It’s hard work. You start with an idea and you believe in it and then it grows around you. It all comes gradually and then entirely... somehow it ends up that people like it and I’m very happy, and very proud, and very very pleased, because that’s the job.”

    The oral biography of Agnes de Mille, who wove storytelling with choreography to usher musical theater into its golden age, and brought renewed respect for and creativity to the field of dance.

     

     

    “I didn’t set out to try to change the world of dance. I had to do it because nobody cared a damn about dancing and I got fed up with people’s indifference."

    The oral biography of Bella Abzug, an outspoken crusader for peace and human rights who heralded in an era of social change.

     

    "I always try to get my message across, but in different ways, with reason, with emotion, with humor, it depends."

    The oral biography of Louise Nevelson, whose work and vision elevated sculpture to its current place of prominence in the arts.

     

    "The work I do I’ve done basically for me. Why? Because I wanted to give meaning to my life. It’s the very best way I know how to live my life. 

     

    How else could I live it?”

    The oral biography of Billie Jean King, who created opportunities for women on the tennis court and in the workplace, and who continues today to champion social change and equality around the world.

    "People don’t change overnight. It doesn’t matter what the law says. You can have a civil rights act, you can make abortion legal, but you still have to deal with what people feel and think."

  • Lynn Gilbert's Artist's Statement

    The ancient Silk Road made new connections between existing worlds. On her own artistic journey, Lynn Gilbert has seen and represented children in their own right, recorded accomplished women across multiple disciplines, and documented for the first time, Turkish traditional homes from simple to luxurious.

  • World Travel Channel

    Interview with Lynn Gilbert

    Lynn Gilbert, Along the Silk Roads

    Photographs of Turkey and Uzbekistan that accompanied the exhibition, “Along the Silk Roads” at the Godwin Ternbach Museum in Queens, NY, October 15 to December 15, 2015.

  • Cornucopia

    The Award Winning Magazine for Connoisseurs of Turkey

    Cornucopia

    Inside story: Borcka

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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    Inside story: Safranbolu

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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    Inside story: Camlihemsin

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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    Inside story: Camlihemsin

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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    Inside story: cappadocia

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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    Inside story: Cappadocia

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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    Inside story: Camili

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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    Inside story: Zeki'nin Yeri

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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    Inside story: Daday

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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    Inside story: Bursa

    A journey through Turkish homes.

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