Göksin Varan
Göksin Varan
Heaven’s End
The Tarlabasi district, a place that is at once at the heart of the Istanbul and at the same time on the outside looking in. While representing the great heritage of Istanbul's former years, the fate of the site has changed in recent times and become known as a locus of migration. Tarlabasi is a melting pot of different cultures. For many, the district is the first stop toward a dream of life in a big city-- a place for those chasing the Dream City, but who find themselves lost in the dream of city life. This exhibition serves as a visual journey through the streets of the Heaven End, following the traces of life and death, beauty and misery, sorrow and optimism, and finally, darkness and light. Firmly intertwined, these contrasts show the fine line between a feeling of here and nowhere in Tarlabasi.

Biography
Born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1978, where he lives and works. Göksin Varan is a freelance photographer focusing on personal projects about city fact and its social-psychological surroundings. He started working on “Heaven’s End” project in 2002 in the Tarlabaşı district in the heart of the İstanbul and at the same time was on the outside, looking in the city. Following these traces, his latest project “Dawn Breeze” is about the labyrinth of cities diary formy. He is a member and co-founder of the photographic collective “Photoaraf”.