Alex Webb: Istanbul

City of a Hundred Names


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ISBN: 9781597110341 Category:

Orhan Pamuk


In 1998 Alex Webb visited Istanbul and was immediately enthralled by the people, the layers of culture and history, the richness of street life. But what particularly drew him in was a sense of Istanbul as a border city, lying between Europe and Asia. As he writes, “For thirty-some years as a photographer I have been intrigued by borders, places where cultures come together, sometimes easily, sometimes roughly.” He has returned to Istanbul whenever possible, and the resulting body of work-some of Webb’s strongest to date-conveys the frisson of a culture in transition, yet firmly rooted in a complex history.

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Weight 1340 g
Dimensions 31 x 26 cm
Publisher name Aperture Foundation
Publication date 25 June 2007
Number of pages 136
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Alex Webb
Dimensions 31 x 26 cm
Weight 1340 g


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