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Lukas Birk and Natasha Christia

Gülistan Lukas Birk and Natasha Christia

Gülistan Lukas Birk and Natasha ChristiaGülistan
Lukas Birk and Natasha Christia
Fraglich Publishing
English, Turkish


64 pages
100 x 150 mm
ISBN Not Available


Gülistan brings us the story of Kenan and Filiz, two residents of Istanbul celebrating their lives through the cities finest establishments in the 1960s and 70s. These establishments offered foto servisi and presented the images to their cliental in fashionable envelopes. Gülistan offers a subtle resistance to the currently conservative forces in Turkey, illustrating a time of Westwards thinking in the capital. As well as a unique insight into the bustling world of yesterdays Istanbul and a very peculiar photographic culture very much part of every families archive.

About the Artist
Lukas Birk is an Austrian travelling artist, archivist and storyteller. He has worked in Europe, China, the Middle-East and Central-Asia. He creates archives and publications.

Natasha Christia is a curator, writer and educator based in Barcelona. She is also a collection consultant and a dealer specialised in fine art photography and photobooks.

About the Publisher
Fraglich Publishing is an Austrian based publishing platform. The books are primarily conceived by Lukas Birk. As of 2019 the publishing program will be extended to annual program of up to 6 books.

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