Yusuf Sevinçli’s black and white photographs are highly personal and stem from personal experience as well as the emotions surrounding them. In the dreamlike atmosphere that is present in most of his works, place and time remain uncertain and emphasise upon individual memories within collective spaces His fleeting images of everyday life have an air of timelessness about them. Aesthetically and formally, they manifest Sevinçli’s respect and deep engagement with the history of photography.
Yusuf Sevinçli completed a bachelor’s degree in communications at Marmara University (Istanbul) in 2003, and attended a Masterclass dedicated to documentary photography in Sweden in 2005. From that moment on, he began building his own work through different series which include Cadaques (2019), Good Dog (2012), Marseille (2014), Walking (2015) and exhibited in several solo and group shows in Le Botanique (Brussels, Belgium), Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris, France), Arter (Istanbul, Turkey), Angkor Festival (Angkor, Cambodia), Istanbul Modern (Istanbul, Turkey), Gallery Boavista (Lisbon, Portugal), Atelier de Visu (Marseille, France), Elipsis Gallery (Istanbul, Turkey), Rencontres d’Arles (Arles, France). His series ‘Dérive’ has been presented in several places around France, such as La Filature in Mulhouse, Le Château d’Eau in Toulouse, L’Atelier, Nantes as well as in Moscow during the Biennal of Photography in 2016.The artists’publications include; Good Dog (Filigranes Editions, 2012), Marseille (le bec en l’air, 2014), Walking (Filigranes Editions, 2015), PUT (Fail Books, 2017), Oculus (Galerist, 2017), and Tourmaline (InCadaques Festival Publications, 2020)
The artist lives and works in Istanbul.