“Tarlabasi vs Gezi”
This publication presents Turkish photographer Sila Yalazan’s photographs of the neighbourhoods around the Taksim district in Istanbul. In the 1990s, large numbers of Kurdish immigrants from south-eastern Turkey moved to Tarlabasi, mixing with the local Romani population. Up until 2013, Kurdish literacy was discouraged by the government, despite the growing population. In recent times, the neighbourhood has become home to immigrants from other neighbouring countries. Published by Knowledge Editions, Melbourne.
“Documents the daily life of Turkey’s Kurdish community in the suburb of Tarlabaşı, as well as images from the Gezi Park protests of 2013, with an essay “Storm Gods of Syria” by S.T. Lore.”
The book participated in New York Art Book Fair at MoMA and National Gallery at Melbourne Victoria Art Fair.
50 pages. 320 x 230 mm. Paperback. Knowledge Editions, Melbourne. 2018.
Available online in Printed Matter (US), Perimeter HQ (AU) and Salt And Pepper (JP).