On the Road


NAR Photos brings together the diverse viewpoints in Turkey through their egalitarian, democratic approach and their stance for freedom since 2003 until the present. Using photography as a visual tool to understand and express the world, the agency chooses to question rather than accept facts as they are presented. By exposing the different situations in life, they create a collective memory of the recent past as well as a broad area for discussion.


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The exhibition “On the Road” is a compilation from the archive of Nar Photos between 2003-2013, presenting a panorama of events and situations which took place in Turkey’s recent history or whose effects are still felt today. The photographs do not show facts as they are presented to us; rather, they display steps of a journey toward questioning the things that are accepted as facts.

Protesters demanding Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan resign over a high-level corruption scandal – Photo Eren Aytug

In Berlin the August Bebel Institut displays a collection of photographs taking by NAR Photos during the Gezi Park Protests:

Gezi: The Beginning

May 12 – June 6, 2014

August Bebel Institut
Müllerstr. 163, 13353 Berlin

On The Road

May 27 – November 9

Istanbul Modern


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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