Nur Güzeldere

Hi, I’m Nur, a seventeen-year-old high school student from Istanbul. I am the co-founder, editor, writer, and photographer of 9 Magazine. I’m mainly interested in photography, cinema, performing arts.

I’m Just a Mirror

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Shot in Kilyos, İstanbul, 2020. Photography: Nur Güzeldere Model: Elif Akın

Postcards From Porto

  Porto is a city full of buildings waiting to be renovated and small tourist shops. Almost all the shops are full of old postcards. Postcards seem like they’ve been waiting there…

Retrospective

I was never someone who could keep a proper diary. I remember pushing myself to write in a diary and have a routine. Eventually, I lost the diary which shows writing was…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Dorothy Arzner

In Hollywood, Dorothy Arzner was one of the early female directors in the history of cinema, with her career ranging from silent films to colorful ones. The series of women artists, which…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Uemura Shoen

Which artists cross our minds first when we think about it? Van Gogh with his cut ear, Dali with his unusual surreal artworks, maybe Frida Kahlo with her unibrow or Monet with…

Reuse.

The problems that weren’t important in the past are now called environmental problems and lately everywhere is filled with slogans like ”Reduce Reuse, Recycle.” Social media, streets, and schools are full of…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Mihri Müşfik

Have you ever heard the name Mihri Müşfik? Even though her name is forgotten compared to the other Turkish painters, she even has a painting in Louvre Museum. Unfortunately, her name is…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Fahrelnissa Zeid

She was born into a wealthy Ottoman family and when she was growing up she experienced how the Turkish Republic rose. She also had an interesting name: Fahrelnissa.   Zeid was born…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History : Lyubov Popova

Lyubov Popova was one of the pioneering women artists in the early 20th century. She was born in 1889 near Moscow where she developed an interest in sketching and drawing. She was born…

Your Dream Vacation: Italian Riviera

Portofino, Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Genova, Santa Margherita… The Italian, Ligurian Riviera, a very popular vacation spot for tourists. Old and colorful buildings, churches from a few centuries ago, its almost like…

9 Series: 9 Iconic Yellow Paintings

”A work of art is a scream of freedom.”  -Christo Our new theme for our third issue is freedom. In art history, the color yellow was used to represent lots of different…

Facial Expressions – 9 Photography Series

Communication involves both verbal language and non-verbal actions. When communicating non-verbally, we often use our facial expressions. The most common ones are frowning, smiling, eye rolling to show that whether we are…

9 Series : Nepal in 9 Photos

Nepal is the right place if you want to explore a whole new world. From different religions to different lifestyles it is just a surreal experience. Even though I was there just…

”Sunny Afternoon”- Photography Series

Here are 9 photos that reminded us a dreamy sunny afternoon…   my favourite thing about you is your smell you smell like earth herbs gardens a little more human than the…

9 Series : Our Top 9 Artworks as Moodboards

As one of the latest trends, creating moodboards for popular artwork has been rising. Here are 9 of our favorite moodboards for artworks from Monet to Van Gogh.   From the instagram…

Meet Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion

Katie Rodgers is a New York-based artist who is known by her other name ”Paper Fashion”. She draws and paints almost everything, from ballerinas to Valentino Haute Couture dresses. If you haven’t…

Shale Wagman: Ballet Star Is Born

  The ballet contest ”Prix de Lausanne”  took place in Lausanne, Switzerland last month was full of young talents. Our definite favorite was 17-year-old Shale Wagman who won the first prize. He…

Akbank Sanat : ”Strange Fruit” Exhibition

Currently, there is an exhibition at Akbank Sanat named ”Strange Fruit” after artist Susie Macmurray’s work. The exhibition’s concept is one of the most complex concepts: ”women’‘. Artist Susie Macmurray explores and…

David Hockney

British painter David Hockney has a great impact on contemporary art. Currently there is a huge exhibition going on about him and his artworks in Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. We definitely…

Josef Albers in Mexico

Here are some pieces exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The paintings are by Josef Albers, he painted them while he was in Mexico. That is why the name of…

Ai Wei Wei: On Porcelain

With the support of Sabancı University and Akbank this is the first exhibition ever in Turkey of Ai Wei Wei. He is an artist, photographer, writer, curator, architect, and also an activist.…