Ramparts and Faces

The Walls of Istanbul are one of the most magnificent and longest city walls in the world. They were built to protect the city against attack from both land and sea.

The Walls of Istanbul have surrounded and protected this magical city throughout history, becoming part of its identity. The focus of the project is on the Walls of Istanbul and the life around them.

The city walls not only bear the traces of the past, but are also an integral part of today’s Istanbul. Beyond the city walls, the complex and vibrant life of Istanbul continues unabated. The project reveals that the Walls of Istanbul are not only a historical monument, but also a living history.

Combining Istanbul’s history and cultural heritage with modern life, these photographs represent the city’s bridges between past and future. The project also aims to raise awareness for the preservation of the city walls and their transfer to future generations.