Ebru Yildiz

Ebru Yildiz

Ebru Yıldız is a portrait photographer born and raised in Ankara, Turkey and now living in her adopted home of Brooklyn, NY. She has illuminated an array of faces including Mitski, Laurie Anderson, Interpol, P!nk, Rhiannon Giddens, Sharon Jones, Neko Case and John Cale. She understands the artistry of a timeless portrait. Her simplicity is signature; a tight window fitted plainly around an open soft face, often in crisp black and white or the occasional rich palette of color bathed in melancholy blue tones. The result is a slowed down kind of feeling, even meditative. That ability to freeze a vulnerable moment in time plays a large part in her documentary work as well. Part of that stems from her early days taking photos at DIY shows around New York in the kind of rooms that are cluttered and abrupt. In her first photo book, “We’ve Come So Far – The Last Days of Death By Audio”, Yıldız documented the closing of the DIY space, isolating those brief raw moments, magnifying their modesty and candor. In both her portraits and her documentary work, Yıldız manages to hone a tension while simultaneously unlocking something angelic and loose in her subjects. It’s nearly palpable. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork, NME, Bust Magazine to name a few.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Ebru Yildiz

Punk’s Not Dead

The South Street Seaport
 on show

Bridging generations of rebellion and creativity, this exhibition unites new and old faces of the NYC punk scene through the lens of five photographers across the last five decades.

From the 1970’s birth of punk and the peak of iconic east village venue CBGB to the alternative punks of color scene that today flourishes throughout all 5 boroughs, witness the evolution of this raw and unapologetic movement that continues to thrive and transcend boundaries, proving once and for all that punk truly isn’t dead.

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