The draping of fabric often reveals more than it conceals. Seen as a symptom of poverty, lack of technology or development, the hanging out of laundry is often unwelcome. Inner city neighbourhoods where laundry is on show are often those on the brink of change.
Tarlabasi is a neighbourhood of Istanbul, cut off from the entertainment district of Beyoglu by a multi lane Highway, it has developed its own distinct character. In 2006 the locality was declared a renewal area, as part of Istanbul's large scale urban development programme. The community has been faced with evictions and encouragement given to move out to New Towns. The old terraced streetscape is eroding; vacant buildings are looted for materials, gaping holes occur where homes have been sold off and demolished.
On Sundays normality returns. Continuing as it has for generations, a market stitches the community back together, whilst revealing the ambiguity over what is for sale.