Art in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy

This excellent (and free) annual photography festival held in October displays diverse work by Turkish and international artists all around the Beşiktaş and Ortaköy neighbourhoods, including outdoor installations in plazas, parking lots and shipping containers. The don’t-miss venue is always the Ortaköy Yetimhanesi, a century-old former orphanage where photos are innovatively displayed over three storeys of the atmospherically crumbling building.