Oyku Canli
photographer / filmmaker

Oyku Canli was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and is a photographer and filmmaker. She completed her BA in Visual and Media Arts: Film Production at Emerson College in Boston, MA, USA before attending School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to study photography. Oyku’s work focuses on ideas of family, home, belonging, and the divide between the public and the private. She is interested in exploring the documentary genre and pushing its limits.

This series “my motherland” started in the city of Giresun in the Black Sea region where Oyku’s mother is from, after she permanently returned to Turkey from the United States in 2015. It is a story that contemplates about issues of family and homeland. It traces one’s losing one’s sense of belonging and the struggle to find it again. An attempt to search for light and flow in the midst of feelings of being trapped and stagnant. All photographs are made between 2015–2017 with a large format camera and 4×5 inch color film.

Oyku Canli
photographer / filmmaker

Oyku Canli was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and is a photographer and filmmaker. She completed her BA in Visual and Media Arts: Film Production at Emerson College in Boston, MA, USA before attending School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to study photography. Oyku’s work focuses on ideas of family, home, belonging, and the divide between the public and the private. She is interested in exploring the documentary genre and pushing its limits.

This series “my motherland” started in the city of Giresun in the Black Sea region where Oyku’s mother is from, after she permanently returned to Turkey from the United States in 2015. It is a story that contemplates about issues of family and homeland. It traces one’s losing one’s sense of belonging and the struggle to find it again. An attempt to search for light and flow in the midst of feelings of being trapped and stagnant. All photographs are made between 2015–2017 with a large format camera and 4×5 inch color film.

  • Tyrone Williams & Madison Dinelle: Chiasm
    Publication
    Ceremony Press
    International
    Many photographers have experimented with the ‘Call & Response’ model of collaboration, where images function like links in a chain – a visual duel, or game of chess. This book, in which these two photographers pair up their photographs, feels more to me like a matching card game. Chiasm describes in biology the point at which two filamentous structures like a tendon or nerve diagonally intersect in an X (more…)
  • Juan Pablo Plazas. Even if you:
    Publication
    Posture Editions
    International
    Colombian anthropologist and artist Juan Pablo Plazas is fascinated by the ability of people and communities to interpret the world in different ways. In his practice, he starts from everyday objects and raw materials that have special material or formal properties. With wonder and a sense of humour, he takes them out of their ordinary context, turns them into sculptures or gives them a role in a performance. (more…)