Posted on May 8, 2013
May 17 – July 5, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, May 17, 3:30-5:30
Charles Addams Fine Art Gallery
200 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
……….The Howard Silverstein and Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Photography Studio Aboard Program has offered young artists the invaluable opportunity to travel internationally and engage in short-term residencies since 2009. As cultural production is ever more influenced and informed by mobility, transnational practice and urban transformation, the city of Istanbul was an ideal destination for the 2013 traveling studio. While in Turkey, this talented group of young artists explored a wide range of vantage points; the fifteen selected participants represented in this exhibition reflect very diverse experiences of the city. These works examine the contradictions and significance of Istanbul’s history, contemporary culture and social climate. Collectively, they engage in an on-going dialogue about photography’s role in shaping and shifting our sense of place and identity within a global horizon.