I visited Istanbul in Turkey in 2013 shortly after the Gezi Park protests. The protests were initially sparked by the bulldozing of Gezi Park to make way for urban development. They went on to part be a diverse movement of people unhappy with an increasing autocratic and non-secular leadership. These photos are only a snapshot of a key point in time in Turkey’s history.
About Fraser Crichton
I’m a Scottish documentary photographer living in Melbourne working on long form photography projects. I work on projects in a variety of media – writing, photography and recently video – documenting diverse, marginal yet empowered communities. I’m currently working projects around the gentrification of Footscray, Iranian asylum seekers and sex workers.
I’m interested in people, and primarily people on the margins of society. I’m interested in how stigma and stereotyping act on their lives and colour my own and other people’s attitudes to them.
Exhibition Dates – 3rd September 2015 – 12th September 2015
Works can be viewed after the exhibition closes at our viewing room. Please contact us if you wish to view the works