Kürşat Bayhan started photographing the changes in the city he lives in as well as the topographic changes in the rural areas surrounding it. During the weekend trips to the construction sites and path of the highways and connecting roads, Bayhan took the time to speak with those living in the area. To illustrate this, the artist came up with a three-point metaphor involving rural life, the landscape and portraits.
Despite the climate and flora being within easy reach of 20 million people, being only an hour away from the population centers, it is very much reminiscent of a small town in Anatolia; knowing that it will soon disappear is simply saddening.
The project “Last Exit” is an open call for the citizens of İstanbul to recognize what is happening in the North of the City. Projects in the North of İstanbul called Mega is portent of big changes for the city. Even now heat islands affect the climate of the city. Wild animals escaped due to construction and had to find new places to survive. The “Last Exit” project will be completed with this book and an exhibition. It will be a photographic documentation of Memorial of Northern İstanbul.