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
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
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
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)
"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
"Faces of Roma" Veliko Tarnovo / Bulgaria
May.01 Labor Day Celebrations - Istanbul 1977
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
State 3rd Photo Exhibition / Istanbul
State 3rd Photo Exhibition / Izmir
State 4th Photo Exhibition / Istanbul
State 4th Photo Exhibition / Izmir
IFOD (Photographer Association of Izmir) Photo Exhibition
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
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
The Other Hundred, Limestone House, DIFC, Dubai
Memories of Mankind IX, Shangri-La, China
Cedefop Award Ceremony - Thessaloniki / Dec.2013
|Awards / Ödüller|
Humanity Photo Awards, Shangri-La, China Sept.2015
|Meeting / Fotoðraf Buluþmalarý|