Author(s): Cemre Yesil Gonenli
The photographs in this book depict the hands of prisoners from the early 20th century Turkey and have been drawn from the photographic albums of Abdul Hamid II, the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Hayal & Hakikat (translated as Dreams & Fact) takes the form of two booklets - A Handbook of Forgiveness and A Handbook of Punishment - which can be viewed side by side. This book by Cemre Yesil Gonenli was inspired by the workshop 'Interpreting the Encyclopedia of Instanbul with Photographs' organised by Genis Ac? Project Office and SALT in May 2019.