A story drawn: 141

Illustrated by Zehra Dogan

Journalist and painter Zehra Dogan has opened an exhibition in the eastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. Zehra Dogan was a reporter for JINHA, a women’s news agency, which was recently shut down by a decree law passed in Turkey.

Zehra Dogan was imprisoned for 141 days for allegedly ‘making propaganda for a terrorist organisation’.

Dogan’s exhibition is called ‘141’, which consists of the pictures which she drew during her time in prison. The Kurdish journalist says she was primarily inspired by the culture and women of the eastern regions of Turkey. Dogan also pictured the heavy effects of the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds which has caused many casualties and imprisonments.

The exhibition can be visited from 11 February to 1 March in the Sumerpark Exhibition Room in Diyarbakir.