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Annette Louise Solakoğlu is a Swedish–German photographer and filmmaker who has adopted Istanbul as her new home. Her images of the city, which avoid colour, cliché and all but a very few people, are both poetic and strangely powerful. Their enigmatic beauty intrigues Andrew Finkel
The title of Annette Louise Solakoğlu’s recent collection of work is Ode to Istanbul, but this is no sentimental tribute to the adopted home of an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, who comes to Turkey via Sweden, Germany and the Hudson River. There are enough clues in the photographs to let us know that “coming from somewhere else” is a role with which she wrestles. We are so often looking at a view through something: a classic Bosphorus panorama is seen through a fishmonger’s window, the snowy frontage of the waterfront houses in Arnavutköy is framed by the scalloped arched window of the ferry station, the Zarif Mustafa Pasha Yalı in Anadoluhisarı is espied from the empty interior of a passing ferry…
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