BOOK | How Does The Contemporary Photographer Look At The Classics? Can Publications, 2018

20 books selected among the Can classics were matched with 20 contemporary photography artists from Turkey; photographers commented on those classics, and their photographs were then used on the covers of those books. This has led the way for a work that proved to be a source of inspiration for contemporary artists.

The selected photographers, writers and their works for the project are as follows:

Ali Taptık / The Sorrows of Young Werther / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
Aslı Narin / Great Expectations / Charles Dickens,
Dilara Arısoy / The Brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoyevski,
Ege Kanar / Emma / Jane Austen,
Ekin Özbiçer / Father Goriot / Honoré de Balzac,
Görkem Ergün / Frankenstein / Mary Shelley,
Hasan Deniz / The Prince / Niccolò Machiavelli,
Irem Sözen / White Nights / Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
Laleper Aytek / A Hero of Our Time / Mihail Lermontov,
M. Cevahir Akbaş / Notes from the Underground / Fyodor Dostoyevski,
Metehan Özcan / Heart Of Darkness / Joseph Conrad,
Okan Bayülgen / De Profundis / Oscar Wilde,
Onur Crete / Michael Kohlhaas / Heinrich von Kleist,
Orhan Cem Çetin / Communist Manifesto / Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx
Özgür Atlagan / Call Of the Wild / Jack London
Selim Süme / Fathers and Sons / Ivan Turgenyev,
Sevim Sancaktar / The Hunchback of Notre-Dame / Victor Hugo,
Silva Bingaz / War and Peace / Lev Tolstoy,
Sinem Dişli / What It Can Be Again, What Your Crazy Heart Desires / Sappho
Yusuf Sevinçli, Far From the Madding Crowd / Thomas Hardy

Can Publications General Editor Cem Akaş says this about the project.