Laleper Aytek (b.1960) is a photographer, college instructor and critic living and working in Istanbul. Aytek’s contribution to the literature is mainly through her journal articles where she focuses especially on the “ways of seeing” and the “history of photography” from a subjectivity point of view. This peculiar approach is mainly elaborated in her MA thesis entitled “Rethinking the History of Photography Canon: A Study on Subjectivity”. Since 2009, Aytek is teaching courses on photography in the Department of Media & Visual Arts (MAVA), Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey). Her published work includes a collection of her articles on photographic thinking; A Photography of Her Own (2005), Palimpsest Istanbul (2010) and Void (2013), non paris (2014), Partie au loin, au fond d’elle meme? (2017), Life is Elsewhere (2019). As a photographer, Aytek also participated in 19 solo and 24 group shows since 1991.