Posted March 11th 2011 at 8:44 am by
in Photo Journals, Street Scenes of Istanbul

Istanbul Passengers


Passengers, IETT Haseki Duragi Station, March 2009

This shot rolled into my frame. I was set up to take a picture of the scene across the platform, and suddenly the train arrived: young woman and older man, facing opposite directions, both heads on hands contemplating some scene outside. The name Istanbul beneath the two of them just sealed the shot.

Linda Ciesielski is a recent graduate of the MIT’s Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, where she received her Masters in City Planning with a focus in Environmental Policy and Planning. She received a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University in 2005. This trip was her first time in Istanbul. For further inquiries about the work please contact

2 responses to “Istanbul Passengers”

  1. Cedric Douglas says:

    This is awesome!

  2. Linda Ciesielski says:

    Thank you! I think my heart skipped a beat when the train rolled in — what a shot!