YAVUZ ERKAN’s Self-titled Youngblood Edition 2011 is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Title: Yavuz Erkan – Unorthodox Aphorisms

Photographer: Yavuz Erkan

Essay by Francis E Parker

Date of publication:  2012

Place of publication: Brisbane, Australia

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 288 x 288mm

Number of pages: 24

Number of images: 12

Publisher: QCP Publications

ISBN: 978-0-9757720-7-2

Retail price: $15 AUD

Summary of Project:

The Youngblood Editions initiative was created to encourage and support emerging Queensland photomedia artists in the development of their careers. The initiative awards one emerging artist with a publication and exhibition at the QCP. The initiative is supported by the $10 Art Collector Fundraiser.

In December 2011, Yavuz Erkan was announced as the first Youngblood Editions artist with his series Unorthodox Aphorisms. Francis E Parker (MUMA) describes Erkan’s images: ‘They evoke sensations that are at once familiar and peculiar, challenging received notions of how to behave’. Unorthodox Aphorisms explores and challenges ideas of masculinity, with a contained yet poetic series of unconventional performances and still lifes.