Samet Durgun in conversation with Alexa Becker, from publisher Kehrer Verlag, about Come Get your Honey, which uses the question, “What if photography is more about ‘listening’ than seeing?” to tell a story about the LGBTQIA+ refugee and asylum seekers in Berlin. This event will be live streamed online but also available to watch at an in-person screening in the gallery during the Photobook Fair.
This book is the artist’s journey of weaving bonds at eye-level with individuals through vulnerability, friendship, and joy.
Samet Durgun strives to depict each individual as complex human beings in their wholeness, trying to establish a new home in a foreign country and in an extremely polarized political climate.
Free event, donations welcome.
This hybrid event will be live streamed online but also available to watch at an in-person screening in the gallery. There are a limited number of in-person tickets available – please select this option when registering if you would like to attend the live talk at the gallery.
All appropriate precautions and COVID safety procedures will be followed.
Samet Durgun asks, "what if photography is more about 'listening'?" to narrate stories about communities and individuals with intricate identities, like himself.
Samet studied at Bogazici University, Istanbul, and was recently a guest student at the College of Fine Arts Berlin (UdK). His first monograph, Come Get Your Honey about the queer refugees in Berlin was published in summer 2021 by Kehrer Verlag. So far, the book has been featured in Leica Fotografie International, HUCK, GQ, Camera Austria, LensCulture, GUP Fresh Eyes; and the images have been exhibited in the Berlin Museum of Photography.
Alexa Becker is Contributing Editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag, a Germany-based publisher founded in 1995. After earning her Master's in Art History from the University of Heidelberg, she started her career at Kehrer in 2003, where she is responsible for selecting and acquiring new photography-related projects. Becker provides artistic and marketing advice for photographers concerning the content and style of their work at several international portfolio reviews. She enjoys helping photographers and others appreciate the special qualities present in their work, in particular discovering novel, genuine visions of the world. Alexa Becker offers the point of view of a European art book publisher and is familiar with the overall art and photography market. She is also a freelance consultant, advising and coaching photographers independently.
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