In these two images, both the photo in which Dogan was inspired and her painting can be seen.
“They gave me a prison penalty for taking the photo of destroyed houses and putting Turkish flags on them. But it wasn’t me who did it, it was them. I just painted it”, Dogan said hearing the verdict.
Dogan was the editor of feminist news agency JINHA, which the Turkish authorities shut down in 2016 amid a repressive wave against the Kurdish movement and the media after that year’ coup.
Several international organizations, including the PEN Club and Amnesty, repeatedly demanded freedom for Dogan and for the other journalists jailed in Turkey.
Dogan has been nominated to the Index on Censorship’s 2019 Freedom of Expression Award in its artistic category.