‘Once Upon a Time Antakya’

An exhibition of postcards from the collection of Orlando Carlo Calumeno

By Emily Arauz | April 28, 2014


Be sure to check out this exhibition, on until June 8, curated by Osman Köker, publisher of an interesting collection of photograph books about the Ottoman minorities. The show is located in a new gallery space above the Nostalji Culture Bookshop in the back streets of Pangaltı, close to the Osmanbey metro. On display are postcards of Antakya, Iskenderun and Samandağ from the early 20th century from the collection of Orlando Carlo Calumeno. Some highlights include historical architecture – shops, churches, panoramic views – just recognisable as the modern cities in Hatay, as well as the startling images of refugee camps, eerily prescient of today's situation.

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