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The All-American By All Asian

Andrew Kung, an Asian-American photographer, is introducing us with a context that we are all familiar with. Although the name of the minorities change, their issues remain the same. His two-part photography book is a narrative-esque story, but also an art project. We don’t see…

I <3 Cadde

Bagdat Street, one of the most iconic spots of Istanbul; is also shown among the symbols of the Anatolian side. Blending fashion, art and music with the atmosphere of the city; Bagdat Street or otherwise known as Cadde is a place that makes its regulars…

Emotions > Social Hierarchies 

Part One: The Mountain by Alex Prager puts an emphasis on the universality of emotions by reflecting our unexpected feelings arising from the pandemic. Apart from her latest photograph series, she describes Istanbul as “struck by the ancient feeling in the space”. What inspired you…

Art Scene of Pera

Pera is being considered as the artistic and cultural center of Istanbul. Pera, as a place considered as the heartland of art; it has underwent countless of transformations over the years and is reborn from its ashes each time. There is no doubt that the…

Dream big and say it loud!

For the ones who don’t know; Carl van der Linde is a traveller who travels most of the year to satisfy the unscratchable itch that globetrotting leaves on his being. “Photography has been the best catalyst for the life I have always desired- I use…

Exploring the New Edges of Fashion

Shifting to a more sustainable, affordable and of course, digital future… The world is going more and more closer in a way of co-existence of physical and digital concepts. And at this nexus, there lays DRESSx; the new way of fashion, a metacloset created by…

Queer Regards

Ugo Woatzi, a French photographer whose path crosses with Istanbul, Beyoğlu is introducing his interpretation of queer art with the photograph series named Chameleon. As Ugo's photos are the result of his self-discovery journey, his chameleonic photos put an emphasis on the struggles and the beautiful…

EAST NOW

The unity of East and West is the main source of inspiration for Bünyamin Aydın, who defines borders as “challenge”. Bünyamin says “Being born in Germany and moving to Turkey in the early 2000s adds another layer to the East-West story for me.” and he…

The State of Art’s Existence

We are embarking on a journey with Melisa Tapan on a sunny Istanbul day; daylight filtering through the windows of Gate 27, a light breeze, and a harmonious union of green and blue...everything is perfect.  Melisa summarizes the naive spirit of this atmosphere; "What we're trying…