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Mathias Depardon - Gold River

Regular price £100.00 Sale

The Göksu is a tributary of the Euphrates, joining it from the north some 20 km downstream from the Atatürk Dam, east of the village of Kızılin. Turkey.

Mathias Depardon
On 8 May 2017, French photographer Mathias Depardon was arrested in Turkey while on assignment for National Geographic, accused of producing ‘terrorist propaganda’ after authorities found images of Kurdish PKK fighters on his social media accounts and phone. It’s an accusation being levelled at countless journalists targeted by the state under the increasingly authoritarian rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Depardon had travelled to the South East to document the construction of water dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, a story he knew well and had explored for many years. He spent the next 30 days in a Turkish detention centre, where his fellow detainees - mostly illegal migrants caught without papers - assumed he must be an ISIS recruit because he was the only Westerner. This landscape is taken from his project Gold Rivers. Depardon 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