Depo welcomes Geniş Açı Project Office (translated as The Wide Angle Project Office) [GAPO] with a selection of projects and a series of speeches in various formats. After the ten-year long history of the Geniş Açı Photography Magazine, Geniş Açı Project Office came to life in 2007. Together with the magazine, the project office has been trying to create an alternative platform for photography in Turkey over the past twenty years. GAPO is organizing, taking part in, coordinating short- and long-term workshops, discovery projects that aim to foster new talents and portfolio reviews through collaborations with institutions from Turkey and abroad and experts from other fields. These events have created a sharing and thinking environment that could be considered as an alternative education model, which focuses on new and collective production and aims to do capacity building for photographers.
“Geniş Açı – From the Magazine to the Project Office” will include two previous exhibition projects, “Visual Narratives: European Borderlines” and “Neighbourhood”, that were organized by GAPO but either have never been shown in Istanbul or only shown in cultural centers in the periphery.
There will also be a series of speeches during the exhibition. The exhibition ends on November 7, 2018.