Opening: Thursday, 11 October, 7 pm
Artist Talk: Friday, 12 October, 7pm
For the European Month of Photography Berlin 2018, this group exhibition presents six photographers of the Istanbul Fotograf Galerisi for the first time in Berlin – co-curated by their Galerist Sennur Çevic-Onan and Fotogalerie Friedrichshain.
On view are a society’s interiors and major changes, a metropolis undergoing transformation in poetic documentary images.
Timurtas Onan has been portraying life in Istanbul in his black-and-white photographs for over thirty years: his is a world of transitions and contrasts. Erhan Sermet depicts the course of gentrification and the changes it brings in the metropolis; classic portrait shots alternate with city views. Ilknur Can sets aside the camera in favor of her iPhone in a way that makes the distance between photographer and subject seem to disappear—in their directness, her images are reminiscent of private family photos. In his images, Dinçer Dökümcü creates visibility for minority groups in Istanbul: refugees in the niches of urban space. Cem Turgay and Tuncer Tunç collaborate frequently and their photographs tell the stories beyond the visible: murky, mystical, unsettling, and provocative.