An exhibition of 91 photographs taken by Portuguese photographers over a one-week period in 2009 will open Thursday at the Cezayir Restaurant Gallery just behind Galatasaray High School.
Entitled “A State of Affairs,” the exhibition is premised on the idea that the world’s news is becoming more and more restricted to what the big news-gathering agencies of the world decide is news even though there are many stories that deserve telling. In 2009, 13 photographers from KameraPhoto set off separately from Lisbon, Portugal, to 13 cities around the globe that were the most frequently mentioned. They each spent a week working with a local newspaper to photograph current events.
The curator, Pauliana Valente Piementel, was one of the 13 photographers. She came to Istanbul to work out of the Hurriyet Daily News & Economic Review. While writing for the paper she spent time photographing the city. The result of the photographers’ work is “A State of Affairs.” The exhibition has already visited New York, London and Brazil.
The exhibition is sponsored by the 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency, Pera Fest and the Daily News. Located in the Cezayir Restaurant Gallery, it is in a convenient place in Beyoğlu at the head of French Sk.
The opening will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and the exhibition will be at the Cezayir Restaurant Gallery for approximately one month.
Address: Cezayir Restaurant Gallery, Hayriye Cad. No. 12, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu