Edition 2017

New Discovery Award

Norman Behrendt

Brave New Turkey

Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Allemagne

Brave New Turkey is a photographic research of new built mosques in a Neo-Ottoman-Style in the urban landscape of Turkey. Since 2014, Norman Behrendt travels to Turkey and visits the sprawling suburban districts of Ankara and Istanbul. These rapidly built endless suburban high-rise developments manifest the recent economical and demographical boom of Turkey. Along with the massive housing construction came a second massive construction project: the mosques. The pictures of Norman Behrendt are a strong documentary photography project, visualizing a phenomenon as a symbol of change and power that reaches beyond geographical borders.

Exhibition curator: Markus Hartmann.
Prints by C-Print, Berlin.
Framing by Rahmensalon, GbR, Berlin.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture