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Dutch photographer explores Istanbul

Posted on 29 March 2016

polat 2016 istanbulDutch photographer Ahmet Polat opened his new exhibition in Gallery X-ist. He lives now for more than 10 years in the city and this is his second exhibition in which he explores life in the mega city.

His first exhibition was in 2007.

Born in Roosendaal in the Netherlands in 1978, Polat studied photography at the St. Joost Academy in Breda and spent years traveling before he moved to Turkey.

In this new exhibition he observes neighborhoods on both sides of the Bosporus. People and portraits of people are always his main focus. Streets, tourist spots, the seaside, the Galata bridge and gated communities with private swimming pools for the privileged upper middle class, living in new districts in high rise tower appartments give his new exhibition a rich flavor of this multicultural and multi religious city.

A city that developed from an imperial city to a global city.

This exhibition ‘A Bridge Too Far’ is open till April 2.

polat fotograaf 2 istanbul



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