PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

Born in 1989, Mert Acar received BA in Graphics in 2012. He’s an artist and a research assistant based in Ankara. He’s currently studying MFA and doing research about landscape photography.

PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

“In my photos, man-made surroundings are juxtaposed with natural landscapes. Exploration plays a big part in my photographic practice. I usually go out and drive to find somewhere that makes me want to stop and shoot. Currently, I’m living in Turkey and exploring its rural areas with a new visual approach.
My works are not focused on local narratives or documentaries. They are more about how people transform, reshape and modify land. From my point of view, man-made surroundings – such as billboards, gas stations, pylons, construction sites etc. – which placed on rural areas lack identity. They don’t make place special, they just have a practical purpose. For this reason, one just can’t simply say where or when a photo was taken. They stand borderline between space and place.”

PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

PHROOM magazine Mert Acar

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