Coverbild Andreas Herzau
Andreas Herzau
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Texts by: Elif Shafak
Graphic Design: Andreas Herzau
Artist: Andreas Herzau
Foreword: Andreas Herzau
German, English
April 2010 , 144 Pages
296mm x 275mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2615-3
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The debate surrounding Turkey’s potential membership in the European Union prompted Andreas Herzau (*1962) to take a closer look at this country. Istanbul is situated at the border between Europe and Asia, and it was there that he found a concentrate of the challenges facing Turkey today. Yet the city also displays the opportunities that are open to the country as a whole. Herzau’s images capture precisely the many facets of the Turkish port: workers being ferried from one continent to the other, Muslims at prayer, people window shopping and looking at fashion advertising. Working with the genre of street photography, the photographer discovers the city on foot—watching, walking, and waiting until the pictures find him. In this way, the photographer creates spontaneous snapshots of public life. And since people from all walks of life are encountered on the street, the photographs reveal much about present-day conditions and a life between tradition and modernity.
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