Dream is Over: the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict, Berlin

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European Month of Photography Berlin 2016
in cooperation with Reporters without Borders/Reporter ohne Grenzen

Dream is over –
The destruction of Diyarbakir and the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict

Photographs from Martin Gerner / Atelier für Photographie
Christburger Straße 18 – 10405 Berlin
photographieberlin.de / Free admission

Vernissage: Thursday, Oct. 6th 2016, 7 pm
Finissage: Thursday, Nov. 3rd 2016, 7 pm
The author is present

funded by Stiftung Umverteilen; in partnership with KulturForum Türkei Deutschland, Journalists.Network

In October of 2015, the German photojournalist and ARD author Martin Gerner, widely experienced in crisis situations, was one of the few independent reporters to document the armed conflict between Kurdish fighters and the Erdoğan government over Diyarbakir. Loss and suffering among the civilian population are the focus of his photographs. ‘Even then it was clear,’ says Gerner, ‘that each photo was also a sign and evidence for freedom of speech and the press.’ Since that time, hundreds of civilians have been killed in the fighting, while tens of thousands have been forced to flee. 
Since his return from Diyarbakir, Martin Gerner has maintained contact to victims and those involved and has recorded their voices. These can be heard in the form of audio documentation accompanying the images. The reports by eyewitnesses constitute a unique document on the conflict between Kurdistan and Turkey.
www.martingerner.de
www.generation-kunduz.com

 

Dream is Over - EMOP Berlin 2016

Dream is Over – EMOP Berlin 2016

 

Dream is over –
Die Zerstörung von Diyarbakir und der türkisch-kurdische Konflikt

Der deutsche Photojournalist und krisenerfahrene ARD-Autor Martin Gerner hat im Oktober 2015 als einer von wenigen unabhängigen Reportern den bewaffneten Kampf um Diyarbakir zwischen kurdischen Kämpfern und der Erdoğan-Regierung dokumentiert. Verlust und Leid der Zivilbevölkerung stehen im Mittelpunkt seiner Aufnahmen. „Schon damals war klar“, so Gerner, „dass es bei jedem Foto auch um ein Zeichen und einen Beleg für Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit ging.“ Seitdem sind Hunderte Zivilisten in den Kämpfen getötet worden, Zehntausende mussten fliehen. 
Seit seiner Rückkehr aus Diyarbakir hält Martin Gerner Kontakt zu Opfern und Betroffenen und dokumentiert ihre Stimmen. Sie sind neben den Bildern als Audio-Dokumentation zu hören. Diese Berichte von Augenzeugen stellen ein einmaliges Dokument zur Auseinandersetzung um Kurdistan und die Türkei dar.
www.martingerner.de
www.generation-kunduz.com

In Kooperation mit Reporter ohne Grenzen
Gefördert von Stiftung Umverteilen / weitere Partner: KulturForum Türkei Deutschland, Journalists Network
Vernissage: 
Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2016 ab 19 Uhr
Finissage: Donnerstag, 3. November 2016 ab 19 Uhr
In Anwesenheit des Autors

Atelier für Photographie

Christburger Str.18
10405 Berlin
Tel: 0173 9524982

Dream is Over - The Turkish-Kurdish Conflict

Dream is Over -Atelier für Photographie, Berlin

Quo vadis Turkey? Berlin Debate
Volksbühne Berlin, Grüner Salon / Oct 4th 2016, 7 pm

The exhibition DREAM IS OVER was oragnised jointly with a public debate together with Reporters without Borders at the Volksbühne Berlin in the Green Salon on Oct.  4th, 7 pm. The public debate QUO VADIS TURKEY dealt with the State of Emergency in Turkey and its aftermath. Just as the exhibition is about to open, we heard that the State of Emergency would be prolongued for another three month. As a result of the meeting, participants formulated a public call to the Turkish government with the demand to release all journalists currently jailed as a result of the current crisis.

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Quo Vadis Turkey at the Grüner Salon/Green Salon, Volksbühne Berlin

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