Turkey

‘Around the Same Hills’

By / June 2012

Photographer Mario Mattei tells Brandon Hoops the story behind one of his favorite pictures from Turkey’s Black Sea region.

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Words Made Flesh

By / May 2012

Brian McKanna on Istanbul’s newest museum, a project by the Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk: “Pamuk has fashioned a clever, fascinating study into the discrepancies between fact and fabrication.”

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An Istanbul Artist’s Big Break

By / April 2012

Ryan Wolf profiles Istanbul painter Ismail Kilinc: “This is how a painter gets sent to prison: He whips a knife from his pocket. He slices from temple to chin.”

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Secret Garden

By / April 2012

One Muslim family has lived and worked in the Ferikoy Protestant Cemetery, a walled-off graveyard near Istanbul’s answer to Fifth Avenue, for going on half a century.

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Dandelions and Cigarettes

By / February 2012

Brian McKanna talks with renowned tattoo artist Taner Arslan about about how tattoo culture, often considered antithetical to Islam, is slowly infiltrating the city of Istanbul.

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East Toward Home

By / February 2012

Mike Cervantez on Adana: “Through the spaces between surrounding apartments I could see the snow covered Toros Mountains off in the distance looking like giant icebergs floating in the sky.”

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