Welcome SALT Online to The Commons!

An Aerial View of Taksim Artillery Barracks
Taksim, İstanbul
Ottoman Bank Beyoğlu Branch, Istanbul

We’re happy to announce that SALT is joining The Commons today. SALT is an independent not-for-profit cultural institution from Turkey that explores critical and timely issues in visual and material culture and cultivates innovative programs for research and experimental thinking. SALT conducts research; generates publications, and hosts exhibitions, lectures, conferences, workshops, educational programs and film screenings.

SALT assembles archives of recent art, architecture, design, urbanism, and social and economic histories. These resources are interpreted in the form of exhibitions and discussed in all other areas of programming. The content is always made available for research and public use at SALT Research. SALT’s extensive library and archive of vast physical and digital documents are free and open to the public. A growing selection of this digital content can now be found on Flickr.

Among the content already uploaded to SALT’s photostream, you will find a selection of albums showcasing photos from the Ottoman Bank Museum, vintage images from Taksim square, the Said Bey Archive and the Atatürk Cultural Center.

We hope you enjoy the photos, and invite you to contribute your knowledge through comments and tags making it accessible to millions of people around the world.

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Kay Kremerskothen

Kay is a Community Manager for Flickr and passionate about extraordinary photography. As an editor on Flickr Blog he loves to showcase the beauty and diversity of Flickr in his posts. When he's not blogging or making Flickr more awesome (in front of and behind the scenes), you can find him taking pictures with his beloved Nikon and iPhone, listening to Hans Zimmer's music or playing board games. | On Flickr you can find him at https://flic.kr/quicksilver