The award ceremony for ‘Mavi’

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Professional photographers, designers and academics consisting of Tijen Erol Yakup, Mehmet Ali Serak, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ediz Tuncel, Mustafa Müezzinoğlu, Mustafa Ersenal and Asst. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün took place as members in the competition jury that chaired by Kadir Kaba. Organized by University of Kyrenia Foundation, the award ceremony for ‘Mavi’ Photography Competition and the opening ceremony for exhibition was realized with great participation at the Campus of University of Kyrenia.

Great Interest in the Award Ceremony and the Opening of the Exhibition…

According to the press info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the University of Kyrenia, the award ceremony and the opening of the exhibition was realized with intense participation at the university campus. Photographs taken by 40 photographers, who made it to the finals among 109 contestants, were displayed at the exhibition. TRNC Health Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu, Near East University Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel and many art enthusiasts participated in the exhibition.

Kadir Kaba: “I would like to extend my appreciations to the University of Kyrenia for reminding us that blue reflects peace, creativity and serenity”.

Mutlu Soykurt: “We feel the extreme happiness of bringing photography lovers together in our campus which is surrounded by all shades of blue”.

Faiz Sucuoğlu: “The University of Kyrenia provides contribution to the society not only by ensuring quality education but also by realizing embracing activities regarding art; this is extremely important”.

Participation certificates and awards were presented….

The prize winner contestants, who made it to the finals among 109 contestants and 509 photographs, were awarded. Barış Taşlı, the first prize winner of the competition, received his award from the hands of the Health Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu. Erkan Çeliker, the second prize winner, and Ahmet Çetintaş, the third prize winner, were presented their awards by University of Kyrenia Acting Rector Prof. Dr. İlkay Salihoğlu. University of Kyrenia Foundation Director Mutlu Soykurt presented honorable mention awards to Ahmet Çetintaş, Yusuf Erkin Tayhani, and Ayşe Kocaismail. Contestants including Özgür Gökaşan, Kemal Borak, Yıltan Taşçı, Ebru Derviş, Fergun Ulual, Tevfik Ulual, Engin Arca, Ayten Erses, Mehmet Gökyiğit, Ayşe Gökyiğit, İzzetKöroğlu, Mustafa Evirgen, Süleyman Tüzün, Duyal Tüzün, Arif Miletli,

Deniz Gezmiş Yeşilada, Aybatur Yüzyıl, Aysel Karafistan, Cağın Çağaşan, and Ceren Gerçek were presented participation certificates by Jury Chairperson Kadir Saba.

Prof. Dr. İlkay Salihoğlu: As we promised during the opening ceremony of our campus, we will continue our embracing activities

Thanks plaques were presented to jury members for their contributions to the competition and the exhibition. Following the presentation of participation certificates to the finalist contestants, the award ceremony ended with a cocktail.

İki Toplumlu Klasik Müzik Konseri

KONSERİ CUMHURBAŞKANI AKINCI’NIN EŞİ MERAL AKINCI VE RUM YÖNETİMİ BAŞKANI ANASTASİADİS’İN EŞİ ANDRİ ANASTASİADİS DE İZLEYECEK

 Kıbrıslı Türk ve Kıbrıslı Rum genç müzisyenler, İki Toplumlu Kültür Teknik Komitesi’nin himayesinde, yarın akşam, Antonio Vivaldi’nin “Dört Mevsimi”ni icra edecekleri bir konser verecekler. Sosyal ve kültürel buluşmalar çerçevesindeki konser sırasında, iki toplumdan fotoğraf sanatçılarının eserleri de sergilenecek.

Konseri Cumhurbaşkanı Mustafa Akıncı’nın eşi Meral Akıncı ve Rum Yönetimi Başkanı Nikos Anastasiadis’in eşi Andri Anastasiadis da izleyecek.

İki Toplumlu Kültür Teknik Komitesi’nden yapılan açıklamaya göre konser, saat 20.30’da Lefkoşa’nın Rum kesiminde bulunan Baf Kapısı Pallas Tiyatrosu’nda gerçekleşecek.

Liderlerin sosyal ve kültürel etkinliklerde buluşmaları kapsamında Cumhurbaşkanı Akıncı ve Rum Yönetimi Başkanı Anastasiadis, eşleri ile birlikte ilk olarak geçen yaz Limasol’da bir tiyatro oyununu izlemişlerdi. Daha sonra ise Mağusa Othello Kalesi’nde birlikte konser dinlemişlerdi.

Baf Kapısı Pallas Tiyatrosu’nda yarın akşam yer alacak etkinlikte Kıbrıslı Türk ve Kıbrıslı Rum genç müzisyenler Vivaldi’nin “Dört Mevsim” isimli eserini icra ederken, iki toplumdan genç fotoğraf sanatçıları da Kıbrıs’ın dört mevsimini yansıtan eserlerini sergileyecek.

Eserleri sergilenecek olan fotoğraf sanatçıları: Ahmet Dağbaşı, Duyal Tüzün, Emel Sefer, Mehmet Yakup, Nihan Güneş, Nuray Tuncel, Tijen Erol, Yıldız Özkan, Yıltan Taşçı, Zerrin Erdilek, Andriana Malikidi, Anthi Aleksandru, Hristakis Saeidis, Kostas Amerikanos, Kullis Arkatitis, Meropi Theoklitu, Nassim Eloud, Romos Kotsonis olarak açıklandı.

 

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University of Kyrenia Foundation A Jury Evaluation Meeting was held regarding Photography Competition Themed as “Blue”

The jury evaluation meeting of the photography competition themed as “Blue”, which was organised by the University of Kyrenia Foundation was held on Saturday, 30th April, 2016 at the University of Kyrenia campus.

According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of University of Kyrenia, the presiding juror was photograph artist Kadir Kaba and other jury members were Tijen Erol Yakup, Mehmet Ali Serak (photograph artist), Assist. Prof. Dr. Ediz Tuncel (Near East University), Academic Member Mustafa Ersenal (Near East University), Assist. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün (Near East University) and Mustafa Müezzinoğlu. It was expressed that the jury members had held a meeting where they evaluated photographs to be exhibited and photographs to be rewarded.

Furthermore, it was pointed out that the Chairman of the University of Kyrenia Foundation, Mutlu Soykurt, had proudly stated that the evaluated pieces were going to be exhibited at the exhibition to be held on Monday, 23rd May, 2016 at University of Kyrenia campus; and that a total of 110 participants had participated in the competition with their 504 photographs.

Moreover, as a result of the evaluation of the jury, 6 photographs were valued to be awarded and 35 others were chosen to be exhibited at the exhibition soon to be held. Chairman of the University of Kyrenia Foundation, Mutlu Soykurt, ended his words by thanking everyone for participating in the photography competition.

It was stated that the awards of the competition would be given out at the exhibition to be opened on Monday, 23rd May, 2016 and that those interested were welcome to come visit the exhibition.

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imAge - finalists announced

imAge - Finalists Announced

The 25 finalists in the YOUMANITY annual photography award have been announced. The contest attracted over 1,200 submissions from photographers in 32 different countries. 

The judges ranked the finalists in the following order:

  1. Elise Jacob

  2. Francesco Ruffoni

  3. Abhijit Chakraborty

  4. Andrea Cattaneo

  5. Simona Lomurno

  6. Izabela Urbaniak

  7. Allan Weber

  8. Grzegorz Piaskowski

  9. Anna Hoffman

  10. Laura Liverani

  11. Valentina Pavone

  12. Arne Wesenberg

  13. Anne Clements

  14. Bente Stachowske

  15. Kirsten Quist

  16. Iolanda Pazzanese

  17. Alex Boyd

  18. Krishnasis Ghosh

  19. Aydin Cetinbostanoglu

  20. Claudio Dell'Osa

  21. Danika Voneki

  22. Elisa Turiani

  23. Jan Enkelmann

  24. Tijen Erol

  25. Zoya Yakovleva

The quality and the variety of this year’s award has been outstanding. I can only hope that our efforts may help in someway to raise more awareness of the social situation affecting the Elderly worldwide. The entries received underline a marked disparity between those elderly who enjoy a happy retirement life, and those who have no choice but to work in order to support themselves,” stated Angelo Iudice, Chair of YOUMANITY. 


imAge photographic entries were assessed by the following distinguished panel:

Anne Williams, Director of Photography, London College of Communication 

Cristobal Catalan, Creative Director, Liminal Senses Productions

Michael Pritchard, Director-General, The Royal Photographic Society

Marco Delogu, Director, Italian Cultural Institute, London

Roger Tooth, Head of Photography, The Guardian


The imAge project was supported by Reloacabroad   Castel di Pietra   GAL Meridaunia   Li Veli   Brainpull   Exhibit Events  TimpsonsGreat night at the King’s College London for the grand opening of imAge - challenging stereotypes of older people.

The exhibition explores how the concept of age is perceived in the different countries.

Photographers from the international scene attended the private view.

Special guests included the Consul General of Italy, Dr Massimiliano Mazzanti, the Mayor of Merton, C.llr David Chung, Mayor of Wandsworth, C.llr Nicola Nardelli, Mayor of Camden, C.llr Larraine Revah, Mayor of Islington, C.llr Richard Greening, the President of King’s College, Prof. Edward Byrne, the Policy and Campaigns Manager of AGE UK, Gordon Deuchars, and Angelo Iudice, Chair of YOUMANITY

Framing Beyond The Walls - Nicosia Airport

Framing Beyond The Walls - Nicosia Airport


Nicosia Airport, which was heavily used by RAF during the 2nd World War, was the island's only international airport used by Turkish and Greek Cypriots from 1947 for the commercial reasond until the break out of the war and the seperation of two communities in Cyprus in 1974. Once, other than being the main entry and departure port for two communities, the cafes at the airport building also used to be the places for the families to spend time and socialise at the weekends. The airport which is now within the borders of the Buffer Zone controlled by the UNFICYP after the war ended about 40 years, stays much the same as it was in 1974 frozen in time as a symbol of survival. A Cyprus Airways plane still remains abondoned besides the hangars in the airport area. The engines of the plane has been used to repair another plane during the 1974 war.

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