A Tale of Two Istanbuls

10 commentsIstanbul,Photography

Here it is. A story I shot during 4 days in Istanbul, city of dreams and visions, colors and spices, east and west. When Charles Dickens penned A Tale of Two Cities, he could have been writing about London and Paris, or simply about one Istanbul.

Special thanks go to Rena Effendi, whose kindergartening (!) and exacting vision helped massage a story out of the hundreds of images I took, and to Zeynep, whose insightful and bittersweet relationship with her city gave the story its form and texture.

Note that this video is hosted by Vimeo, which I chose because YouTube is banned in Turkey and I wouldn’t want my friends there to miss this.

Instructor Rena EffendiFixer Zeynep Guldiken • Foundry Photojournalism Workshop.

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eleni July 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Wonderful virtual journey to such a colourful double city!
I can’t wait to visit it and make my own photo-story!!
thanx!

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Meedo July 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Thanks for dropping by Eleni! :)

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eleni July 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Wonderful virtual journey to such a colourful double city!
I can’t wait to visit it and make my own photo-story!!
thanx!

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Meedo July 14, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Thanks for dropping by Eleni! :)

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noura July 14, 2010 at 8:17 pm

YESSSSS!!!!

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Meedo July 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Cool! But what was the question? :)

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noura July 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm

YESSSSS!!!!

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Meedo July 14, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Cool! But what was the question? :)

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Marwanted December 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I loved the pictures and the facial expressions, you took the right moments. Keep it up! Oh, nice music as well, fits well here!! Keep it up! I’ve just noticed that this has been posted 5 months ago, but it’s ok, it’s never too late, old posts are never old!

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Mariela November 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Wonderful to see your enlarged prnits they looked brilliant. Found it strange how dropping them off at the framers seemed to make it all more real thought perhaps printing them in the darkroom would, but it is only now it is starting to sink in

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