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Mirrored: Photos Show the Parallels of Two Cities on Opposite Sides of the Globe

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“Mirrored” is a photo project that was a collaboration between photographers Markus Andersen and Elif Suyabatmaz. It’s a series of diptychs showing daily life on opposite ends of the globe: Andersen is based out of Sydney, Australia, and Suyabatmaz is based out of Istanbul, Turkey. In each pair of images, the selected photos “mirror each other in both obvious and subtle ways.”

Anderson tells us that he and Suyabatmaz did not go out and shoot similar photos for the purpose of this project. Instead, both men — who have more than 80,000 followers on Instagram between the two of them — worked from 2011 through 2014 at documenting their respective city through black-and-white photos captured on their iPhones.

It was through the editing process that these similar “mirror” shots were discovered and paired together. Here are some of the diptychs found in the series:

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The photographers are currently planning to hold an exhibition for “Mirrored” at the Australian Centre for Photography from April 12th through June 7th. They also hope to publish a photo book for the global audience “very soon.”


Image credits: Photographs by Markus Andersen and Elif Suyabatmaz and used with permission

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