While Istanbul Reads

As curious people who read a lot in public transport, I, my sister, and her boyfriend started İstanbul Okurken (While İstanbul Reads); a documentation project where we photograph people (with their consent) who read (on printed books or digital devices) during their time spent in public transport in Istanbul. The archive is filterable by mode of transport.

I take the photographs during my own public transport trips. I also photograph the cover of the book as a note to ourselves, again with their permission. The books are also listed on our Goodreads page.

We do not aim to glorify readers, compare them to people doing other things, or give the message “Everybody should read!” with İstanbul Okurken; we are not romantics.

You can check the About page for details.