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Essay | The Thrill of Acquisition: Pelin Esmer's The Collector


An essay on Pelin Esmer's documentary Koleksiyoncu: The Collector (2002), written for Alternative South Asia Photography Connect.


Image: Mithat Esmer estimates holding a full collection of over sixty different magazines, and he always purchases two copies of each newspaper—one for reading and clippings, and the other for the collection. Koleksiyoncu: The Collector. Directed by Pelin Esmer. Istanbul: Sinefilm, 2002.