2010, Hardcover, Italian
22x28 cm, 144 pages
In the language of geopolitics "Fault lines" is a border between two contiguous geographic areas in conflict. Turkey, due to its geographical and symbolic position between Europe and Asia, represents an area in which tensions risk becoming more and more dangerous, in which modernity and tradition, secular values and Islam, democracy and repression with difficulty coexist. Photographer George Georgiou spent five years in Turkey and while traveling the country he questioned these changes by focusing his attention on everyday life.
Born in London to Greek Cypriot parents, he has photographed extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey, living and working in Serbia, Greece and for the last years in Istanbul. His work is focused on the issues of identity and on communities split between different cultures and ideological differences. The awards he has received include two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, a Pictures of the Year International first prize for Istanbul Bombs in 2004 and the Nikon Press Award UK for best photo essay 2000. In September 2008 he joined Prospekt Agency, Italy.
Whitney Johnson, The New Yorker, 23/09/2010
Off the shelf: George Georgiou's Turkey
Adam Stoltman, New York Times Lens Blog, 20/08/2010
George Georgiou in Modern Turkey
Luca Nizzoli Toetti
M.Luisa Gaetani d'Aragona
Robert Marnika, Valeria Brancato
Pietro Masturzo, Carlo Maddalena