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.
“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.”
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