The COVID-19 outbreak has imposed restrictions in movement. As part of an ongoing initiative, photographers of Magnum Photo are sharing information and new work made in these strange and difficult times.
Meryem Yildiz has a strong propensity toward nuance and secrecy. Amid the creative process, she always pays particular attention to cognition. With a play of detours and through photography, she fixes liminal instants so as to encourage their contemplation. By incorporating figurative and narrative dimensions to photography, diptych allegories and coded discourses assume roles of both candor and discretion. Mementos, treasures, nonchalant cats, dusty mirrors – every element confers intent to final result. Between two lines, two spaces, or two moments, a new dimension emerges; Meryem Yildiz’s work situates itself at this junction.