Edition 2013


Born in 1957 in Turkey. Lives and works in Stockholm.

In 1980, after the military coup, Halil has to leave his homeland for political reasons. He has taught photography for years in several schools, including the Nordens Fotoskola. As a photographer, he has focused on several projects, mostly about the social situation in Turkey. His work was exhibited in several European countries and published in 3 books: In a Foreign Country (1998), The Smell of Thinner (1998), T.S (2003). In 2007, he edited A Cloud of Black Smoke, a book built from a collection of photographs of the in 1968 movement in Turkey. He is currently working on his latest project, I Am Playing Ping-Pong Now, a diary of the last 10 years.
  • 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