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Guy Martin - The Parallel State

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Istanbul, 2013

Guy Martin
After being critically injured in Libya in 2011, British documentary photographer Guy Martin wasn’t sure if he’d ever shoot again. Then he recalibrated his identity. Slowing down, he started documenting the faux-reality of Turkish soap opera sets, taking images behind the scenes of some of the most-watched programmes in the Muslim world as a way of exploring how Turkey’s use of soft power - culture, the media, even TV - has allowed it to control how it is perceived. When the Gezi Park protests broke out in May 2013 followed by an attempted military coup, Martin started capturing political events with a similar lens, treating both real and constructed worlds with the same approach - but never distinguishing between the two - as a way of exploring our post-truth age, where fake news, propaganda and manipulated narratives have become the new reality. The Parallel State will be published as a book by Gost in 2018. Martin features in Huck's Documentary Photography Special V and Rule-Breakers: The Exhibition.
  • Limited edition print run of 100 pieces
  • Supplied with TCO London Archive certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance
  • Printed in the UK, Global shipping available
  • Dimensions: 21 x 29cm including border
  • Presented on Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish