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NarPhotos: Million Dollar View at DEPO Istanbul

How does urban renewal transform the city, what does it transform? What view is revealed by urban renewal? What view is this in the figurative sense: What kind of scenery, spatial order, social network, social class pattern? And what view is it in the literal sense of the word: What kind of landscape, geography, picture of the city?”


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The exhibition Million Dollar View at Depo, Istanbul consisting of photographs by NarPhotos Collective. The Collectıve also covering as part of the protests the ongoing protest movements in Turkey.

NarPhotos is a collective founded in 2003 that aims to understand the social sphere through documentary photography. The members hold exhibitions and release books about their documentary projects and also work for international magazines, newspapers and agencies.

“For us, rather than the outcome, the process, the story of producing the outcome altogether is much more important. This is why we believe in collectivity,” says Kaçmaz about NarPhotos. The collective currently has 16 members, most of whom live in İstanbul and some of them are located in Diyarbakır.

Read the article about NarPhotos and the Gezi Park Protests by Rumeysa Kiger.

NarPhotos at DEPO Istanbul: 12 July 2013 – 30 July 2013

Visit the NarPhotos web site for recent updates.

Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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