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A Road Story

180 Years of Photography

December 5, 2019 – March 1, 2020

The Pera Museum, Meşrutiyet Cad 65, Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu, Istanbul


A Road Story: 180 Years of Photography brings together interpretations and perspectives of photographers in celebration of the 180th anniversary of the invention of photography and a historic photography journal undertaken by French painter Émile Jean Horace Vernet, painter Charles Marie Bouton and daguerreotypist Frédéric Auguste Antoine Goupil-Fesquet who visited Livorno, Malta, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, Suez, Mount Sinai, Gaza, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nablus, Sayda, Deir Al Qamar, Damascus, Tripoli, Baalbek, Beirut, Larnaca, Rhodes, Kos, İzmir, Dardanelles, İstanbul and Rome in 1839 and 1840 to take photographs.

This exhibition, curated by Engin Özendes, features the artists Coşkun Aral, Laleper Aytek, Ali Borovalı, Murat Germen, Sinan Koçaslan, Yusuf Sevinçli, Alp Sime, Lale Tara, Serkan Taycan and Cem Turgay. The photographs they took during their trips to the stops of the earlier journey reflect a contemporary take on these cities with rich histories.


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