Devin Yalkin (b. 1981), born and raised in New York City, is a black & white reportage photographer who received his BFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts, NY. As a first generation Turkish-Armenian-American, Yalkin’s images display the parallels he has captured shooting between New York City and various cities of his heritage in Turkey, primarily in Istanbul.
Yalkin’s photographs have been included in shows and art fairs internationally, including: The LUMIX Photo Festival in Hanover, Germany; METROPOLIS: Noorderlicht Photo Festival in Groningen, Netherlands; and Independent Works, at Edisyon Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey. His works were included in the Istanbul Moma’s exhibition Close Quarters in May of 2013. As a result of the show, two works are now included in the permanent collection of the museum. Additionally, in September 2013, Yalkin was given a solo exhibition at the Stieglitz 19 gallery in Antwerp, Belgium, which featured his series Acoustic Movements.
Devin’s clients include Time Magazine, Stern Magazine, New York Magazine, New York Times, Vice, Esquire Russia, Playboy Italia, Geo Kompakt and Men’s Journal. His underground boxing series was published in The New York Times in April 2012 as well as TIME Magazine’s LightBox in 2011. Devin’s works were invited to be included in MONO by Gomma Books (released November 2012), which specifically showcases contemporary black and white photography from both renowned and emerging artists today.
Devin Yalkin, currently works and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Acoustic Movements is an investigation into what I see as a parallel universe where photographs capture the spiritual substructure of the human subject. At times, the objects themselves do not pertain to their corporeal structures; rather they participate as part of the whole in the balancing act of the projected image. Such is the binding that cannot be removed from its place, for it is, we could not exist.