Köken Ergun spent two years among the droves of tourists, both Turkish and Australian, that gather in Gallipoli to commemorate the soldiers who died there during one of the First World War’s biggest battles. ‘Heroes’ to some, ‘martyrs’ to others.
How did the Battle of Gallipoli unite the nations of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey? The touristic commemoration of historical monuments paves the way for nationalistic myth-making, and Köken Ergun’s camera is there to capture this spectacle in all its irony.
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