I was born in Izmir, Turkey in 1954.

In 1970, I pressed the shutter without thinking my limit, what I can fit on my sceen.

In 1973 my art teacher asked me why I am not opening my own photography exhibition.

I opened my first exhibition same year. This was the beginning of an adventure...

I travelled around Turkey by hitchhiking in 1973. I realised that I have got many thing to do after seeing the wideness of my country and the varieties on people living in. Thousands of film rolls weren’t enough to Picture all those prosperities. 

I educaded Political Sciences in Ankara University between 1974 and 1978

In 1977, While I was taking photography in Taksim, on the 1st of May, my life passed in front of my eyes. Those sceens from that time, became the sceen that Turkey couldn’t forget. The happiness of the people in a feast was followed by the fear of death on the same day.

In 1979 I married with my wife, Zerrin.

In 1981, my daughter Nergis took her place in our album.

In 1987 my daughter Yasemin was in my sceen.

I loved human and pictured them.

I entered the lives like sponge hunters and gypsy weddings.

I shared both their happiness and sadness…

They looked at me laughing, smiling, worried and crying…

I made many friends.

How lucky I am, am I not??

Every human is a culture…

We have got many things to add the the World prosperity as we do to people and humanity also.

I opened many exhibitions up to today and I also participated in mixed exhibitions.

I won awards.

Photography is a lifestyle for me anyhow

Me, Aydýn Cetinbostanoglu

 

Zeynel Plateau - Diyadin, Agri / July.1975

Zeynel Plateau - Diyadin, Agri / July.1975

My first pro camera - Izmir / Sept.1976

My first pro camera - Izmir / Sept.1976

Personal Photo Exhibitions  / Kiþisel Fotoðraf Segileri 

26 May 1973   

06 May 1974

18 May 1974 

24 Nov 1975 

19 Dec 1975

08 March 1976

29 March 1976

05 April 1989

24 May 1989

01 Sept 1989

17 Dec 1994

31 March 1995

28 April 1995

27 May 1995

17 May 1996

06 Jan 2003

03 March 2003 

17 March 2003

28 March 2008

07 April 2008 

30 April 2008

27 May 2008

02.June 2008

08 August 2008

17 Oct 2008

28 Sept 2009

15 Dec 2009

13 March 2010

10-14 July 2010

05-08 August 2010

02-05 Sept 2010

12-20 Aug 2011

10 September. 2014

03.October.2014

11.May.2016

15.August.2016

City Public Library / Izmir

French Culture Association / Izmir 

Gultepe Culture Association / Izmir

Sinematek Association / Istanbul

Academy Cinema Club / Eskisehir

Cagdas Sahne / Ankara

German Culture Association / Izmir

Akbank Beylerbeyi Art Gallery / Istanbul

Akbank Cankaya Art Gallery / Ankara

State Art Gallery / Izmir

Mulkiyeliler Birligi / Ankara

Cetin Emec Art Gallery / Izmir

Ataturk High School / Izmir

Financial Consultants Chamber of Izmir / Izmir

Mülkiyeliler Birliði / Izmir 

Canon Erkayalar Art Gallery / Izmir   

Mülkiyeliler Birliði / Istanbul

Moda Deniz Klubu / Istanbul

“Gypsies” and Wedding – Chamber of Certified Public Accountants of Istanbul

“Gypsies” and Wedding – Maltepe University, The Faculty of Art in Istanbul

"May Day Celebrations in Turkey 1976/1977" - Mülkiyeliler Birliði / Izmir

“Gypsies” and Wedding – Diyarbakir Festival in Diyarbakir

“Gypsies” and Wedding – Mitanni Cultural Center in Nusaybin / Mardin City

"Gypsies” and Wedding – Karaburun Festival in Izmir

“Gypsies” and Wedding – Cultural Center of  Adana Governorship

“Gypsies” and Wedding – Izmir State Painting and Sculpture Museum

“Gypsies” and Wedding – Old Municipality Building in Antakya (Antioch)

"Gypsies” and Wedding – Samsun, Atakum Municipality

"Three May Day Celebrations in Turkey 1976,1977,2010" - Samandag Festival / Antakya

"Three May Day Celebrations in Turkey 1976,1977,2010" - Karaburun Festival / Izmir

"Three May Day Celebrations in Turkey 1976,1977,2010" - 5th Karaburun Science Congress / Izmir

"A Culture Created by Goats" - Karaburun Festival / Izmir

"Ramadan Meal" Humanity Photo Award by UNESCO and CFPA - Karaburun / Izmir

"Ramadan Meal" Humanity Photo Award by UNESCO and CFPA - Sarpincik Village

"An Endless Journey" - Fototrek / Ýstanbul

Tas Avlu Boutique Hotel, Saip Village, Karaburun / Ýzmir

May.01 Labor Day Celebrations - Istanbul 1977

May.01 Labor Day Celebrations - Istanbul 1977

Newroz Celebrations - Diyarbakir / March.2011

Newroz Celebrations - Diyarbakir / March.2011

Mixed Exhibitions  / Turkey - Karma Fotoðraf Sergileri / Türkiye

24 April 1975 

31 March 1983 

16 May 1984 

13 Oct 1988

15 Nov 1988

16 June 1989

25 Nov 1989 

03 Dec 1990 

01 Feb 1991

01 March 1991

23 Nov 1995

07 Nov 1996

FOTOS (Photo Artists Association) Exhibition / Istanbul

Abdi Ipekci Photo Exhibition / Istanbul

State 1st Photo Exhibition / Ankara

State 3rd Photo Exhibition / Ankara

State 3rd Photo Exhibition / Istanbul

State 3rd Photo Exhibition / Izmir

REFO Photo Exhibition / Istanbul

State 4th Photo Exhibition / Ankara

State 4th Photo Exhibition / Istanbul

State 4th Photo Exhibition / Izmir

TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Institute) Photo Exhibition

IFOD (Photographer Association of Izmir) Photo Exhibition

Conversation with Kask members - Kocaeli 2014

Conversation with Kask members - Kocaeli 2014

Mixed Exhibitions  / Abroad - Karma Fotoðraf Sergileri / Yurtdýþý

15 March 1985

04 April 1987

31 Dec 1987 

30 Sept 1988

31 Dec 1995

05 Nov 2009

19.Nov .2009

October.2010

20.August.2013

10.Oct.2013

29.April.2014

21.June.2014

16.Sept.2014

Sept/Oct.2014

18.Sept.2015

28.April.2016

22nd Zagreb Salon International Exhibition of Photography / Yugoslavia

Spectrum Guernsey 15th International Color Slide Exhibition / UK

Fribourg Naturhistorisches Museum "Homosapiens" / Switzerland

9th Bifota Berlin International Photo Exhibition / East Germany

Fribourg Naturhistorisches Museum "Waters" / Switzerland

CRAF Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione Della Fotografia - Italy  "Photo for Peace  & Photo for Tolerance"

"Humanizing Development" Global Photography Campaign by UNDP - Brazil

"No Women+No Peace" UN Building New York, USA

Ariano International Film Festival, 83031 Ariano Irpino AV - Italy

The Other Hundred, Park Court, L1, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong

The Other Hundred, Singapore

"Memories of Mankind VIII"  Beijing, China

The Other Hundred, Limestone House, DIFC, Dubai

Cedefop & Photo Museum Award, Competitions 2007-2012 at Thessaloniki Makedonia Airport Departures (A) Greece

Memories of Mankind IX, Shangri-La, China

Youmanity "ImAge" - King’s College London

Cedefop Award Ceremony - Thessaloniki / Dec.2013

Cedefop Award Ceremony - Thessaloniki / Dec.2013

Awards / Ödüller

1975

1989

1990

1995

17.Sep.2008

19.Nov .2009

25.Feb.2013

28.May.2013

21.June.2014

21.June.2014

28.Aug.2014

02.June.2015

02.June.2015

02.June.2015

17.December.2015

24.June.2016

“Woman in Life”  2nd National Competition, a) First Award, b) Special Jury Award

“Streets, Houses and Their Living” Color Print - First Award

Turkish Ministry of Cultur, State 4th Photo Competition – Color Print, 3rd Award

TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Institute) “Living Science and Technic” Color Print, Mention

Karaburun Municipality Photo Competition, First Award

"Humanizing Development" Global Photography Campaign by UNDP - Brazil "Campaign’s 50 best photographs"

"Learning for life, working to grow" Thessaloniki Photomuseum - Greece, First  Award

"Easter Ceremonies of Christian Arabs in Antioch"  100 best stories from all over the world - The Other Hundred, Hong Kong

"Nomination Award" Humanity Photo Awards 2013-14 Beijing, China June-2014

"Performance Award" Humanity Photo Awards 2013-14 Beijing, China June-2014

"Musicianship or Recycling Job?" - 100 best stories from all over the world, The Other Hundred "Entrepreneurs", Hong Kong

"Performance Award" Humanity Photo Awards in the category of "Living Custom", China

"Performance Award" Humanity Photo Awards in the category of "Traditional Rites", China

"Performance Award" Humanity Photo Awards in the category "Production&Commerce", China

Allard Prize, The University of British Colombia, Canada

"Diary of A Village Teacher" - 100 best stories from all over the world, The Other Hundred "Educators", Hong Kong

Humanity Photo Awards  Shangri-La, China Sept.2015

Humanity Photo Awards, Shangri-La, China Sept.2015

Meeting / Fotoðraf Buluþmalarý

29.April.2011

LUCIE Foundation "Fresh Look 2011" Portfolio Review - April 29, 2011, Santa Monica, CA 90404

 
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