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.