The viewer’s relationship with urban photographs is distinct in that often, they are confronted with images of what they could have passed by, observed, participated in and yet didn’t. Zeynep’s images have internalized this inherent tension in such a way that the geometries that emerge feel formally coherent yet spontaneously poetic and evocative. These still-lives are a quiet manifestation of that surface of interaction between the individual—the human element—and the city, which is both hollowed and populated by it. [...] Zeynep’s photographs move away from a narrative and are all about her shifting position as an observer, participant, documenter, and consequently, a changer.
-Merve Ünsal, m-est.org