Untitled from the series Modern Yörük - Nomaden der Türkei, 2024 © Alparslan Kabasakal

Modern Yörük – Nomaden der Türkei

24.05. – 25.06.2024

Propelled by the desire to learn more about his family’s history, the young German-Turkish photographer Alparslan Kabasakal travelled to southern Turkey, where he spent several weeks living with a Yörük family from the Sarıkeçili tribe earlier this year. While there, he documented their way of life and their relationship to the landscape around them, providing insight into how the Yörük, semi-nomadic shepherds who have been travelling from the coast to the grassy highlands of the Taurus Mountains for hundreds of years between the summer and winter months, currently live and the various challenges they face.

A selection of Kabasakal’s colour and black and white photographs will be featured in Modern Yörük – Nomaden der Türkei, the first in a series of exhibitions in the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s Project Room aimed at placing a spotlight on artists working in Oberschöneweide.

Limited edition prints will be available for purchase while the exhibition runs.