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.