IZMIR: A LEGACY FOR TOMORROW
18 September 2015 – 15 November 2015
Cities, as centers of living together, are also entrusted to us from the previous generation and which we will entrust to the next generation, in addition to their function of being living spaces. Physical, social and cultural changes that cities experience over time in different historical periods, the traditional texture, the newly developed identity are most importantly found in city photographs.
Taking this as a starting point, the exhibition was prepared in collaboration between Arkas Art Center and IFOD (Izmir Art of Photography Association) to pass on the Izmir of 2015. The focus was the specifics of Izmir that distinguished it from other cities, adding value to the city. The architecture of the city, its nature, people, business and residential districts, which give clues to the social and cultural life of the city, have all been immortalized through a selection of photographs made over a year.
The artists used their lenses to show the memorable beauties of the various districts and neighborhoods of the city, Basmane, Bergama, Bornova, Karşıyaka, Kordon, Ödemiş, Selçuk, Urla, using the universal language of photography. The photography exhibition “Izmir: A Legacy for Tomorrow” aims to document and leave behind for generations to come the present of Izmir through the lenses of photography artists from Turkey and abroad.
Nicolás M. J. BERLINGIERI
Gabriel Brau GELABERT
Muhammad Jahangir KHAN