The following are a series of images taken by me whilst I was on holiday in Istanbul this summer. They depict various people’s occupations and perfectly reflect the hustle and bustle which characterises this great city.

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A stallholder counts money during a transaction on Istiklal Street, Istanbul.

 

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A man earns his living by shining shoes on an Istanbul street.

 

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A young boy plays a drum on Istiklal Avenue.

 

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Smoke rises as a man sells food from his stall in Eminonu, Istanbul.

 

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An elderly man sits by a tram station whilst using his prayer beads.
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A merchant sells toys to passersby on a street in Istanbul.

 

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A young man poses for a photograph behind his stall at which he sells Simit – a type of Turkish bread.

Hassan Raja – Istanbul – 2017

5 Replies to “Faces of Istanbul”

  1. Really nice work. I have always wanted to visit Istanbul and now really want to. I like how you concentrated on the people rather than the architecture (which must be cool too).

    Thanks for sharing.

    Like

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