Cihan Demiral

Photographer based in Istanbul

Project Statement

    We sense an approaching catastrophe—ecological problems, terrorist attacks, and more dreadful, unidentifiable dangers whose source we don’t know. This expectancy, almost fate, is real in the case of Istanbul. Will the World End in the Daytime is a photo-novella project about an earthquake predicted by scientists right after the 1999 Marmara earthquakes.

    The series searches for eerie signs and scenes in everyday moments in the overpopulated city that could face destruction any second, for which government bodies have never properly prepared it. Using a conceptual and fictional approach, the work tells the story of the earthquake and its aftermath.

Selected Exhibitions

    2018 · A Pillar of Smoke, Jimei x Arles IPF, Nov - Jan
    2018 · A Pillar of Smoke, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Nov - Jan
    2018 · A Pillar of Smoke, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Jul - Sep

Selected Features

    2019 · VSCO, Profile, Mar [web]
    2019 · Istanbul Art News, Issue #58, Jan
    2018 · Fabrika Zine, Issue #5, Nov