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Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

Ali Taptik

REMEMBERING ME (2001-2005)

Since he began photographing in 2001 Ali Taptik has been documenting his life in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul. But for him, reality is only the raw material. He creates his own reality with his photography. He rearranges relations, plays with facial expressions, and changes the atmosphere. In this way he constructs a new personal history that - as he himself says - 'is as real as the pictures I make'. Memories can blur, but photographs will continue to exist. Thus it is plausible that REMEMBERING ME (2001-2005), Taptik's fictional autobiography will ultimately replace his personal history, not only for those who view the photographs, but also for Taptik himself.

  • REMEMBERING ME (2001-2005)

    Since he began photographing in 2001 Ali Taptik has been documenting his life in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul. But for him, reality is only the raw material. He creates his own reality with his photography. He rearranges relations, plays with facial expressions, and changes the atmosphere. In this way he constructs a new personal history that - as he himself says - 'is as real as the pictures I make'. Memories can blur, but photographs will continue to exist. Thus it is plausible that REMEMBERING ME (2001-2005), Taptik's fictional autobiography will ultimately replace his personal history, not only for those who view the photographs, but also for Taptik himself.

  • REMEMBERING ME (2001-2005)

  • REMEMBERING ME (2001-2005)

  • REMEMBERING ME (2001-2005)

  • REMEMBERING ME (2001-2005)

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Traces & Omens

Traces & Omens

Price EUR 10,00