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212 Photography Istanbul to spread the festival spirit throughout the city 1-11 October 2021
Scarlett Hooft, Graafland, 2021. Photo: Courtesy 212 Photography Istanbul.



ISTANBUL.- Offering a unique opportunity to foster interdisciplinary dialogue through photography, Turkey's pioneering international photography event, 212 Photography Istanbul, will welcome art lovers at different venues around the city from October 1 to 11 this year. The festival will be held with the contributions of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency.

The festival expands across Istanbul, including numerous venues both on the Asian and European sides, among which there are important historical and cultural heritage buildings and cultural centers such as Yapı Kredi bomontiada, Sıraevler No: 37-39, Zülfaris Karaköy, the Historical Hüsrev Kethüda Bath, Yeldeğirmeni Art Center and Museum Gazhane. The 10-day long event offers exhibitions, panels, workshops, film screenings and areas of experience.

Constantly reinventing itself through new themes, collaborations and rich content, 212 Photography Istanbul also draws attention with its alternative venues. In its fourth edition, the festival expands its route to offer an art-loaded and delightful exploration map of the city.

This year's supporters of the festival include the Dutch Consulate General, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, the Institut Français Turquie, the Istanbul Cervantes Institute/Spanish Consulate General, Goethe Institut, Beşiktaş Municipality and Kadıköy Municipality.




212 Photography Istanbul Presents International Artists, Interdisciplinary Events and a Special Exhibition Dedicated to the Olympics

Many renowned international photographers including Christian Tagliavini, Dirk Dallas, Esra Özdoğan, Hasan Deniz, Helena Blomqvist, JeeYoung Lee, Jonas Bendiksen, Levon Biss, Rosa Muñoz, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Tim Flach and Thomas Albdorf are participating in the 4th edition of 212 Photography Istanbul.

A special exhibition will be held as a tribute to the Olympic Games that started in July and will feature the works of renowned photographers in this field. The exhibition will reflect the excitement of the Olympic Games and present very special frames reflected in the lenses of David Burnett and Mine Kasapoğlu.

212 Photography Istanbul, which has made significant contributions to the cultural and artistic map of Istanbul through different collaborations, is also presenting a special film selection for the festival with MUBI Turkey this year. The 212 Photography Istanbul special selection includes a total of 12 films by the directors Agnès Varda, Barış Azman, Carl Olsson, Ely Dagher, Heinz Emigholz, Jalil Lespert, Jonas Mekas, Joris Ivens, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Karim Aïnouz, Man Ray, Pere Portabella, Wim Wenders, which can be watched free of charge on the MUBI platform.

Artworks from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection will also be exhibited at the festival. Also, a special video selection is being set up in collaboration with NOWNESS, the video content platform that features the works of talented artists from around the world in the field of new media. Prepared in line with the curatorial expertise of the platform, videos that are a source of inspiration in many fields including art, design, fashion and music, will meet art lovers from Istanbul as part of 212 Photography Istanbul.










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