QUALIFICATIONS and WORKSHOPS

Qualifications

  • Anadolu University, Photography and Camera Operating, Turkey, 2014 - 2016

  • Central Saint Martins College, Photography Course, UK, 2007

  • Kensington and Chelsea College, Graphic Design Course , UK, 2003

  • Eastern Mediterranean Uni., MBA , CYPRUS, 1994 – 1996

  • METU, Engineering Sciences, BS, TURKEY, 1984 - 1993

Workshops Participated

2015

  • FLUSS, NO Initiative für Foto und Medienkunst, Austria

  • Ismail Gokce Documentary Photography Workshop, Cyprus

  • Reha Bilir Photography Workshop, Cyprus

  • Muammer Yanmaz Photography Workshop, Cyprus

2014

  • Ozcan Yurdalan Documentary Photography Workshop, Cyprus

2007-2008

  • Vehbi Koca Photography Workshop, UK

SOLO/DUO EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • "Double Feature", Duo Exhibition, Works by Priska Leutenegger and Tijen Erol Yakup, Vienna, Austria

  • "Framing Beyond the Walls", Uppsala Fotofestival 2017, Sweden

  • "Framing Beyond the Walls", Public Art 2017, MoPP Months of Photography Paphos, Cyprus

2014

  • "Exotic Morocco", Duo Exhibition, Cyprus

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • "Join the Dots" Imago Mundi Project, Italy

  • "TIFA" Tokyo International Foto Awards, Tokyo

  • "SALON D’AUTOMNE NICOSIA", Cyprus

2017

  • "SALON D’AUTOMNE PAFOS", Cyprus

  • "Our Buffer Zone Story", Cyprus

  • "Conflict, Peace and Memory", Austria

  • "Blank Wall Gallery", Greece

  • "TIFA" Tokyo International Foto Awards, Tokyo

2016

  • "177th year of Photography & 12th World Photography Day Exhibition", India

  • "MIFA" Moscow International Foto Awards, Crimea

  • "MIFA" Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow

  • "YOUMANITY" Annual Photography Award, UK

  • "Sarayın Sultanları Buluşuyor FotoFest", Turkey

  • Life Press Photo, Ukraine

  • CPS Pancyprian Photo Exhibition, Cyprus

2015

  • “Embodied Spaces”, FLUSS, Wolkersdorf, Austria

  • "Ismail Gokce Documentary Photography Workshop", Cyprus

  • "176th year of Photography & 11th World Photography Day Exhibition", India

  • "ILFIAP Clubs Exhibition", Sille Sanat Sarayı, Turkey

  • CPS Pancyprian Photo Exhibition, Cyprus

2014

  • "METU Graduates Exhibition", Cyprus

2011

  • “Umutsuz Yarinlar”, Cyprus

  • Lapta Tourism Festival Photography Exhibition, Cyprus

2010

  • "Turksoy Photographers Meeting" Exhibition, Bashkortostan, Russia

  • “Umutsuz Yarinlar” Documentary Photography Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

  • “How Much” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Cyprus

  • “London Diary 2” Photography Exhibition, London, UK

2008

  • “London Diary” Photography Exhibition, London, UK

FESTIVALS / BIENNIALS

2017

  • Uppsala Fotofestival, Sweden

  • EFSAD Documentary Photo Days, Eskisehir, Turkey

  • Sarayin Sultanlari Buluşuyor FotoFest, Turkey

2016

  • 4th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Berlin, Germany

  • MFD Documentary Photography Days, Mersin, Turkey

  • Documentary Photography Days, Batman, Turkey

  • Sarayin Sultanlari Buluşuyor FotoFest, Turkey

2015

  • II. Documentary Photography Days, Istanbul, Turkey

2014

  • Bursafest Photo Festival, Turkey

COLLECTIONS

2018

  • Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy

AWARDS/HONORS

2018

  • Tokyo International Foto Awards, Editorial-Conflict, Bronze Medal, Japan

2017

  • Sille Sanat Sarayı Seyit Ali AK Photo Cup (SAAC), 2st Round, Turkey

  • Humanity Photo Awards, The China Folklore Photographic Association, 2nd Round Judging, China

2016

  • TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards, Moving images-Documentary, Winner, Japan

  • International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation, Honorable Mention, USA

  • Ayvacik Municipality 2th International Photography Competition, GPU Mention, Turkey

  • Sille Sanat Sarayı Seyit Ali AK Photo Cup (SAAC), 1st Round, Turkey

  • MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, Moving images-Documentary, Winner, Russia

  • MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, Moving images, 2nd Place, Russia

  • YOUMANITY Annual Photography Award, UK

2015

  • 1st Exhibition of Photography “ROCK – NICOSIA”, CPS praise, Cyprus

  • All Photographers Are One World, PSA Traka Ribbon, Serbia

2014

  • Aphrodite IOPC 2014, ISF Silver Medal, CYPRUS

  • Circuit Exhibition of Photography TOURISM 2014, Salon Praise, Cyprus

  • 1st International Marmaris Photo Festival International Photography Contest, FIAP Mention, Turkey

  • 'Cyprus-Crete 2014' Photo Competition, 1st and 3rd Prize, Crete

  • CPS Pancyprian Photo Competition 2014, Best Performance of the Competition, 2nd Prize, Honorable Mention, Cyprus

  • 10th International Orhan Holding Photography Contest, FIAP Mention, Turkey

  • 2nd Exhibition of Photography "CHILD”, Silver Salon Medal, Serbia

  • 1st Exhibition of Photography 'BON VOYAGE', Salon Praise, Bulgaria

2013

  • The 5th International Photo Contest "Peace Is Children's Rights", FIAP Bronze Medal, Greece

  • CPS Pancyprian Photo Competition 2013, Mention, Cyprus

  • 2011

  • PhotoCyprus, SAPI, Award of Exellence, Cyprus

  • Thirsty Photo Architecture and Buildings Competition, Honorable Mention

2010

  • II. Oztan Ozatay Photography Exhibition, Winner, Cyprus

2009

  • XIX. State Photography Exhibition, Winner, Cyprus

SELECTED TALKS/ WORKSHOPS/ PRESENTATIONS

2018

  • 'Images as a Tool of Change', European Humanist Forum 2018, Towards the Universal Human Nation, Spain

2017

  • Documentary Photography Workshop, Near East College, Cyprus

2016

  • "The Four Seasons" Group Photo Presentation, Cyprus

2015

  • Presentation, KIFSAD Kibris Fotograf Sanati Dernegi, Cyprus

  • Photography Workshop, Anafartalar High School, Cyprus

  • Documentary Photography, Nicosia Turkish High School, Cyprus

  • Presentation, Cyprus Photographic Society, Cyprus

2014

  • Presentation, Nicosia Turkish High School, Cyprus

JURY

2017

  • MarLitCy “Marine Litter: Together for Clean Coasts!” Photo Competition, Cyprus

2016

  • Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate 10th International Photography Competition, Turkey

  • Mavi Photo Contest, Kyrenia University, Cyprus

2014

  • Iktisatbank Photo Contest, Cyprus

  • Yedidalga Surf Association Photography & Short Film Competition, Cyprus

2010

  • International Cyprus University, Photography Students' Project Jury, Cyprus