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Reverse Portfolio Walk | Samet Durgun x Karina-Sirkku Kurz



The Reverse Portfolio Walk:

Finalists of the Portfolio Walk discuss the portfolio of a DFA member in a Zoom Talk. The DFA member discusses the work of the young talent. This leads to a dialogue between the young talent and the DFA member.

On 7 June 2022, Samet Durgun and Karina-Sirkku Kurz (DFA) met for a Zoom conversation. Why Karina compares Samet's work to a good music album, where Samet sees the common ground of amazement and what both of them bring precisely to the point in their work can be found in this inspiring conversation.

Host: Thekla Ehling

You can watch the recording on YouTube and Facebook.

Samet Durgun (1988)

  • Samet Durgun uses the question "What if photography is more about 'listening'?" as a compass to narrate stories, and chooses participation over spectating. Durgun's works are shown in various venues, including Berlin Museum of Photography. Durgun's book, 'Come Get Your Honey', was published in 2021 by Kehrer Verlag and featured in various media outlets, including HUCKi-D ItalyGQLFI by Leica, Halle4 by Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Durgun studied in Bogazici University, Istanbul and University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, is German-Turkish-Abkhazian, and lives in Berlin.

Karina-Sirkku Kurz

  • Karina-Sirkku Kurz is a German-Finnish photographer and artist. She studied in Bremen, Lahti and Helsinki, where she graduated with a Master's degree in photography from Aalto University, School of Art and Design. She is fascinated by the human body - its material composition as well as its sensory consciousness, which make it an object and a subject at the same time. In her work, she approaches this phenomenon and explores how people experience physical form. Karina lives in Berlin.)


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Reverse Portfolio Walk | Samet Durgun x Karina-Sirkku Kurz

Reverse Portfolio Walk | Samet Durgun x Karina-Sirkku Kurz

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