Overview participating exhibitions
Besides paying homage to Daido Moriyama’s photograph Stray Dog, the neighbourhood in Istanbul where Yusuf Sevinçli lives has this title as a nickname. Here he photographs the everyday scenes he encounters day and night. His raw, coarse-grained, black and white photographs seem to come from days long gone, by which they underline the fleeting nature of human existence. Sevinçli does not want to show reality as it is, but rather his own reality and his own dreams. He shows what remains of humanity once we have passed the political.
Yusuf Sevinçli (Turkey, 1980) obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Media and Cinema at Marmara University in Istanbul, studied at the Nordens Fotoskola in Stockholm, and followed the Reflexions Master Class in Venice. Sevinçli has published the photobooks Good Dog (2012) and Marseille (2014). His work has been included in the collections of theMusée Français de la Photographieand the Istanbul Modern Museum.