23/11/2007

Kitap Tanıtımı/Book Launch: MiHRiBAN-Linda Herzog

Kitap Tanıtımı
Book Launch
MiHRiBAN - Linda Herzog
www.grad.ch


23.11.2007, Cuma / Friday
18:30 - 20:30 / 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm











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"Linda Herzog 2004'den beri Istanbul'da yasiyor ve bu sehri zemin olarak kullanip Turkiye'yi enine boyuna dolasmis durumda. Bu seyahatlerinde cekmis oldugu fotograflar "MiHRiBAN"isimli yeni kitabinin icerigini olusturuyor.

Herzog cesitlilik gosteren bu fotograf calismasini - manzaradan sehir goruntulerine ve hatta portreye - bu Turkiye arastirmasi icin degerlendiriyor. Degiskenlik gosteren karsilikli etkilenmelerle yakin ve uzak planlar, doga ve kultur, gruplar ve bireylerle zihinlerde Turkiye'yle ilgili onyargi ve kliselerin otesinde gorsel bir fikir yaratiyor. Herzog'un fotograflari aciklamaya ihtiyac duymuyor, onun yerine Turkiye'deki beklenmedik ve akla gelmeyecek yabanciliklari cezbedici gorsellerle resmediyor, cunku bu pozlar bir cevap olusturmaktan ziyade daha fazla soru sorduruyorlar. Bunlar Herzog'un Turkiye'yi kesfinin izleri, onu bu ulkeye yakinlastiran ayni zamanda da yabanci kilan arastirmasinin sahitleri. Her dikkatli seyyah gibi fotograflarinda yakaladigi gercek yerelligin esasinda belki de otekiligin aciklanamaz kesinliginin yattigini, gunluk hayatin incelikleriyle, tiz, yuzeysel farkliliklarin cekiciligini kaybettigini gosteriyor."

Martin Jaeggi, Isvicre, 2007

MiHRiBAN - Linda Herzog
Passenger Books, 2007
ISBN: 978-3-940215-03-1


"Linda Herzog has been living in Istanbul since 2004 and using the city as her base, has travelled the length and breadth of Turkey. The photographs taken on these journeys form the basic stock for photographic essay currently in book format, entitled 'MiHRiBAN'.

Herzog utilizes the most varied photographic genres in her investigation of Turkey - from landscapes and cityscapes to images of specific situations and even portraits. In the changing interplay of close-ups and distance shots, nature and culture, groups and individuals, she is able to conjure up an image of Turkey beyond common preconceptions and clichés. Herzog's photographs don't attempt to explain, instead they depict Turkey's both unexpected and unsuspected alienness in images that are fascinating because they pose more questions than they answer. These are the traces of Herzog's exploration of Turkey, testimony to her search which has brought the country closer to her, but at the same time has rendered it alien, foreign. Like any alert traveller, she manages to capture in her pictures the fact that the substance of a locality lies perhaps precisely in that indecipherable otherness, in that subtlety of everyday life, which comes into view when those strident, superficial differences have lost their appeal."
Martin Jaeggi, Switzerland, 2007

MiHRiBAN: Linda Herzog
Passenger Books, 2007

ISBN: 978-3-940215-03-1

1 comment:

Tasmine said...

You write very well.