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Murat Germen in Istanbul

I was in Istanbul last week and on a rather unusual rainy day I ventured to Istanbul Modern. I did not know what to expect from the museum, but was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon the work of Murat Germen. The exhibit, called Way, is a series of photographs of cities, people, and they way they travel, going on their way. Not using digital effects, he uses old-school technique to create unbelievable images. They’re panoramic, bright, and bursting with movement.

Germen writes ”I think of photography as an opportunity to bring to the fore the ordinary things that people, consciously or unconsciously, ignore or don’t see, and give them the chance to change their prejudices. I try to bring out the extraordinariness that may be latent in the normal.”

I’m glad I found my way to his work.