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 tenth issue – Future Shock – Autumn/Winter 2020 is now out in stores worldwide.


Maybe so, Maybe no – Fashion story by Marc Hibbert, styling by Benoît Bèthume.

I Can Make You Feel Good: A Black Utopia – A Photo essay by Tyler Mitchell.

Rainbow Amidst Chaos in Balogun – A photo essay by Lorenzo Vitturi, text by Eda Doğançay.

United Colors of Toscani – Interview with Oliviero Toscani, by Elif Bereketli.

The Joy of Missing Out – Fashion story by Annie Lai, styling by Konca Aykan.

Where Love Is Illegal – A photo-documentary by Robin Hammond, text by Onur Uygun.

The Last Birds – A short story by Sait Faik Abasıyanık.

Local Issues of A Surreal Nature– A photo essay by Scarlett Hooft Graafland, text by Özge Akkaya.

Desire: Patti x Robert – Interview with Lloyd Ziff, words by Alper Bahçekapılı.

Film Noir in New York – A photo essay by Bruce Gilden.

A 21st Century Masquerade – A photo essay by Laurie Simmons.

Standing At The Threshold of The Other – Text by Yelta Köm.

Starting Over and Beyond: Animals, Boundaries and a Post-Human World – Interview by İlksen Mavituna and a philosophical essay by Oxana Timofeeva.

Nowhere – Body – Here – A photo essay by İnci Eviner.