Yusuf Sevinçli

Turkish, 1980–present

Among Sevinçli’s early works are Good Dog (published 2012), a series on which he began working when studying photography in Sweden. They were subsequently exhibited at various institutions in Turkey and internationally: Mois de la Photo in Russia, PhotoBiennale in Greece, Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia in Italy, Fotografie Noorderlicht in Holland, and FotoFreo in Australia.

Sevinçli’s themes primarily consist of portraits of humans from various angles and with original cropping. The portraits are combined with occasional images of dogs, still life and landscapes. The style he employs makes frequent use of images in daylight with stark contrasts, or night photography, all convoluted in rich grey scales and dark passages. Sevinçli deals with existential conundrums which he attempts to convey through the expressions and gestures of his subjects.

He has recently published the photobooks MARSEILLES(S)#01 (2014), WALKING (2015) and OCULUS (2017), which was the subject of solo exhibitions at Galerist, Istanbul, Le Botanique, Brussels,  Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris.