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Fighters over Sulukule

Some weeks ago, I went back to what had been Sulukule, the great Roma-quarter in the old city of Istanbul. A few years ago, it was completely bulldozed for an “urban transformation project”. Today, it is a very sad place – plain Toki-compounds with a neo-otoman touch. I strolled off to neighbouring Keçeci Karabaş Mahallesi, infamous for its aggression towards the Roma of Sulukule. I, too, got harassed again and again until suddenly, a squadron fighter jets flew by – summarizing the my mood on that cold day.

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Back in the ‘Bul


A million lights glistered, the Bosphorus laid calmly in her middle, that was the view out of my window on descend to Istanbul.
I am back here, in the city of a thousand names, and for the first time since finishing work on Socotra, I will work intensively on a photographic project. as always, it feels good, as it feels good to hold a camera again.

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The Making Of Socotra

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I can proudly announce that my book ‘Socotra’ is ready. It was beautifully printed and carefully bound in Istanbul from August 1 till 19. The people at Ofset Yapimevi did a really great job, I am very very pleased with the results!
Expect to receive your personal copy in the coming two weeks – or order quickly if you haven’t yet. Over 25% of the edition is sold already and the book is not even in bookshops yet.