Director Turkina Faso, Camera and edit Pascal Emmeran.

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 Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 Eyes issue is now out in stores worldwide.


Imitation is Authentic – An interview with Maurizio Cattelan by Nilüfer Şaşmazer, photography by Pierpaolo Ferrari.

Ways of Seeing with Jonathan Barnbrook – An interview with Jonathan Barnbrook by Zeynep Erekli, photography by John Feely.

Did I Tell You I Was Confused? – Short story by Sine Ergün, artwork by Francesco Clemente.

Invitation to Peep – A photo essay by Alex Prager, text by Nicole O’Rourke.

The Silent Life of Animals – Animal interviews and installation by Eva Koťátková.

Sacha Goldberger’s Classified Vision – A photo essay by Sacha Goldberger.

Remembering – Fashion story by Laura Marie Cieplik, Styling by Camille-Joséphine Teisseire.

Through the Looking Glass – Fashion story by Turkina Faso, styling by Regina Chan.