La Solitude - Exposition photo de Masis Usenmez Vernissage 1er mars à 19h
Du Vendredi 01 Mars 2024 à 19h00 au Samedi 30 Mars 2024 à 17h00

Dans ce vaste univers des émotions humaines, un fil singulier transcende toutes les frontières : la solitude. Cette émotion ne connaît ni l’âge, ni le contexte social, et elle ne dépend pas du mode de vie.

À travers l’objectif de mon appareil photo, j’ai entrepris un voyage envoûtant, devenu le cœur et l’âme de ma série intitulée “La Solitude”. Mon appareil est devenu une extension de moi-même, un outil pour capturer l’essence de cette émotion profonde. Je me suis aventuré dans les rues, où le théâtre de la vie se dévoile à chaque pas, pour révéler l’énigme de la solitude. La photographie en noir et blanc, avec son charme intemporel, a été mon choix pour capturer les subtilités de cette émotion. En éliminant les distractions de la couleur, j’ai mis en lumière l’interaction de la lumière et de l’ombre. En explorant les rues animées, j’ai trouvé un moyen puissant de capturer l’essence de la solitude au milieu de la foule.

Mon objectif s’est tourné vers ceux qui marchaient seuls, portant le poids de leurs émotions au cœur du chaos de la vie urbaine.

En 2020, ma série “La Solitude” a été récompensée du prix de la meilleure série en noir et blanc lors des rencontres photographiques Photofolie.
"MASISTANBUL" Exhibition at the Regards de Voyageurs Festival - October 28th & 29th
This exhibition is a celebration of the vibrant street life of Istanbul, captured through my candid photographic approach and my passion for black and white street photography. Over 15 years, I've traversed the city in search of rare and intimate moments, capturing the emotions and atmosphere of this magnificent metropolis.
Each photograph represents a snapshot of daily life, taken at the decisive moment when everything converges to create a memorable image. My street photography aims to capture moments of life that reflect Istanbul's culture and history, while also showcasing my love for photographing people and places.
With timeless, nostalgic images and high contrast, I take pride in presenting this series as a tribute to Istanbul's street life and its enduring charm. Join me at the Regards de Voyageurs Festival to experience the essence of Istanbul through my lens.
Another exciting exhibition is coming your way!
Histoires floues d'Istanbul
Exhibition Dates:
From October 11th to November 6th, 2023
Thorigné-Fouillard as part of the Festival L'Image Public, hosted by Photo L'Ouest
Special Conference:
"Street Photography History" at the Médiathèque
1 Place de l'Église - Thorigné-Fouillard (35)
For more information and details, please visit
Istanbul is a city of timeless beauty, steeped in a rich culture. From the bustling life of its modern and vibrant streets to the enduring charm of its historic core, Istanbul offers something for everyone. As a photographer, I find joy in capturing the essence of the old city and its inhabitants through my lens. The art of portraying this city in black-and-white photography is a realm I love to explore.
With its unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures, Istanbul provides an ideal canvas for creating timeless photographs that will endure through the ages. The black and white photos I capture here exude a timeless beauty, offering us glimpses of the past. Through my photography, I strive to encapsulate the feelings of nostalgia and joy that Istanbul evokes.
Mark your calendars, and don't miss out on this enriching experience!
Exhibition "Istanbul en noir et blanc""
I'm thrilled to announce yet another exciting exhibition at Péniche Spectacle!
Exhibition Dates:
From Thursday, October 12th to Wednesday, January 31st
Vernissage (Opening Event):
Thursday, October 12th, from 18:00 to 20:00 - Free Admission
30 Quai Saint Cyr, 35 000 Rennes
The photographs in this exhibition are timeless and nostalgic, featuring high contrast that highlights the beauty and depth of each shot. It's a collection of images that tells the story of this vibrant city and its inhabitants. Through the lens, one can see the photographer's love for candid photography of people and places. The work brilliantly captures the emotions and atmosphere of this lively city, offering glimpses of everyday life. These are snapshots of life and its routine. A must-visit exhibition for all street photography enthusiasts and anyone eager to discover the wonder and magic of Istanbul. Viewing is available by appointment.
I'm delighted to announce my upcoming exhibition, "Kirkpinar Memories," which will be hosted at the prestigious GregoArt in collaboration with Club Photo Saint Gregoire. This exhibition is a culmination of my journey through the lens, capturing the essence of Kirkpinar, and the emotions it holds.
"Kirkpinar Memories" is a visual narrative that delves into the heart of this ancient Turkish tradition, exploring its cultural significance and the profound impact it has on those who witness it. Each photograph is a piece of this timeless tale, bringing forth the spirit of Kirkpinar in all its glory.
I am truly excited to share this collection with art enthusiasts and photography aficionados. It's an honor to partner with Club Photo Saint Gregoire and exhibit at GregoArt, where the beauty of art is celebrated.
I am thrilled to have my artwork selected for the Obscura Showcase in New York City! It is such an honor to be featured alongside other talented artists in such a renowned event. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to share my work with a wider audience. 
New Group exhibition at BAM Rennes. 
Opening: 17/03/2023
My new and second personal photography exhibition is opened in Maison du Quartier - VilleJean, Rennes. You can see my three series;
Through the Windows
La Solitude
Kar: Istanbul Under The Snow
11-27 March 2023
My latest photo on Foundation will be exhibited at Rug Radio Gallery on 21-22 June.
You can check it from the link:
New Exhibition: Les Solitudes
I've opened a new Exhibition in Rennes with photographer Didier Gautier. You can see it till 4th July.
2 June - 4 july 2022
Vernissage: 11 Juin 11:00
Free Entry : 9h-12h/ 14h-17h30
Cloitre Saint-Cyr - 59 Rue Papu, RENNES
New Series, Through The Window 
I saw you suffering… 
The city of Istanbul is divided by a sea lane called the Bosphorus Strait. The Ferries have traversed these waters for millennia and were the only mode of transport between the European and Asian halves of Istanbul before the bridges. When I was working in Istanbul, my daily job did not give me many opportunities for photography. There was no time to get out to the office and shoot. For that reason, I used my commuting times to shoot photos on public transport. I was living in Asia and my work was in the European part, so I was using ferries mostly. I was with them, and everyone had a different story to tell. I want to capture their emotions. This series of photos looks at the people in the ferry lines and tries to connect them with the viewers using the power of photography. We, photographers, put lens glass between people and ourselves. Now, I put another glass window in this series to isolate myself and give my subject a different story. 
MY collection Kar: Istanbul Under Snow is chosen notable drops by OpenSea. You can check all NFT photographs from the link below. 
I'm featuring on France Photography Federation's magazine France Photographie with my Photo series Shadows and Silhouettes.
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