photo: Erhan Şermet    


Istanbul Fotograf Galerisi

Ilknur Can Φ Dinçer Dökümcü Φ Timurtaş Onan

Erhan Şermet Φ Cem Turgay Φ Tuncer Tunç

12 October – 23 November 2018

Opening: Thursday, 11 October, 7 pm

in presence of Cem Turgay, Dinçer Dökümcü, Timurtaş Onan und Erhan Şermet

Artist Talk: Friday, 12 October, 7 pm (DE/ENG – free entrance)

with Cem Turgay, Dinçer Dökümcü, Timurtaş Onan and Erhan Şermet

For the EMOP 2018 – European Month of Photography Berlin, 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.

Timurtaş 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 Şermet 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.  

Fotogalerie Friedrichshain
Helsingforser Platz 1
10243 Berlin
Tel +49 (0)30 296 16 84
Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 2-6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Free entrance

S- und U-Bahnhof Warschauer Straße / Tram M10 und M13

CLOSED FROM 22.12.2018 TO 1.1.2019