Deniz Merdano | +90

Moving to a culturally foreign land is something a lot of people can relate to, as is the worry that by doing so, we will somehow lose touch with our “former” selves. With that concern at the forefront of his mind, and in celebration of Turkey’s ninetieth year as a Democratic Republic, Turkish-Canadian, Deniz Merdano, created his book +90, a striking collection of photographs taken in Istanbul and the village of Babakale, during his first visit to Turkey after arriving in Vancouver four-years prior. +90 is not only a visually powerful book, but also has powerful intentions, with proceeds going to photography classes for the youth of Babakale. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch +90 at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Art/Book Fair last month, go to for more information.

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