Norman Behrendt: Greetings from Turkey
Small booklet with 17 postcards folded from a complete printing sheet, in cellophane bag.
Two cover colors (green and red) in the style of turkish passports are available but sent on a random distribution.
First edition 800 copies, english text
Graphic Design Nadine Engler and Norman Behrendt
Printed in Germany, published by Hartmann Projects in 2017
Between 2014 and 2017, Berlin-based photographer Norman Behrendt (*1981) has been documenting newly built neo-ottoman-style mosques in the sprawling suburbs of Ankara and Istanbul.
His pictures reflect how Turkey has changed over the last decades from Atatürk’s secularism to the Islamic state under Erdogan. Since 1987, the number of mosques in Turkey has grown from 60,000 to more than 85,000 in 2013, an increase of almost 1,000 mosques per year. The two different covers imitate two types of Turkish passports: green with EU visa facilitation, and red without.
11 x 13.6 cm