212 is a biannual magazine based out of Istanbul, published and distributed internationally. It contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche goes), the magazine seeks to transcend the loaded dichotomies of Istanbul’s favourite metaphor, and extends its gaze far beyond the region.

Our thirteenth issue – Herland – Spring/Summer 2022 is out now.


Cover story — Photography by Emma Summerton, styling by Daniela Paudice.

Memoria of a Life Well Lived with Tilda Swinton — Interview by Merve Arkunlar, photography by Peter Hapak

The Imperfect Story Of Beauty — Photography by Annalie Vandendael, words by Gözde Ulusoy

Wild Geese — Poem by Hera Lindsey Bird, artwork by Kendra Bulgrin

Chrysanthemum — Short Story by Eli̇f Demi̇rel, artwork By Molly Harmon

Heidi Ukkonen: Remains Of The Day — Words by Itır Yıldız

We Are Never Coming Back — Photography by Justine Kurland, words by İpek Çınar

A Breath of Nostalgia — Photography by Aimée Hoving

Traces — Photography By Weronika Gęsicka, words by Itır Yıldız

Motherload — Photography By Li̇sa Sorgi̇ni̇, words by İpek Çınar

Under the Same Star — Photography By Li̇ssa Rivera Text By Sıla Demiral

The Cindy Sherman Effect — Photography by Cindy Sherman

A Road Called Freedom With Manon Garcia — Interview By Sıla Demi̇ral, photography By Astrid Di Crollalanza

Memories Of The Future — Fashion Story by Gwen Trannoy, styling by Konca Aykan

Navona Square — Short Story by Tezer Özlü, artwork by Arlene Morris