Overview participating exhibitions
The photographer Frederic Lezmi lives a couple of blocks from Taksim Square in Istanbul. He found himself on the front line when the peaceful protests against the reconstruction of Gezi Park, right next to Taksim Square, began, and were viciously suppressed by the police. For his poster book #Taksim Calling Lezmi combined spontaneously taken iPhone photos met idyllic picture post cards of Taksim Square. The book is designed in the form of a newspaper, with separate, oversized pages. While the post cards on the one side of the pages emphasize the importance of Taksim Square for the identity of the Turkish Republic, the images of the protests on the other side emphasize the kaleidoscopic character of the Turkish activists, without interpreting or evaluating the events.