Prof. Dr. Emre İKİZLER Marmara University Photography Department
Born in Istanbul in 1969. Graduated from Istanbul Technical University Environmental
Engineering Division and then from Marmara University Institute of Fine Arts
Photography master program. Graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Photography program with a Ph. D title. Became an Associate Professor in 2011 and
Professor in 2017.
Started photography as an amateur in 1985, mainly works on
nature, humans and architecture, specializes on digital technics. Presented 22
photography shows, 5 personal exhibitions, attended many “mixed exhibitions” and
his works took part in many types of media. Gives photography seminars, writes
educative articles on photography in different magazines and web sites. He has 4
photography education books published. At present, he is in charge of the Dean of
Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts and also works as the head of the
Assoc. Prof. Dr. A.Beyhan ÖZDEMİR Dokuz Eylul University Department of Photography
He was born in 1965 in Gaziantep. He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Fine
Arts Faculty "Cinema-TV Photography" department. He received his master's degree
in cinema and his doctorate in photography and the title of "Doctor of Science" with
his doctoral thesis.
He held numerous solo exhibitions at home and abroad and worked as a curator.
Many magazine articles have been published and he has given conferences at
national and international meetings. He participated in many group exhibitions and
received many national and international awards and exhibitions. Jury member took
part in photo contests.
He took a photo trip to nearly 40 countries and around 300 cities. He was Vice
President between 2013-2015 and he was president between 2017-2019 of Turkish
Photographic Art Federation (TFSF). He is a member of Gaziantep Photography Art
Association (GAFSAD) and İzmir Photography Art Association (İFOD). He is currently
working as a member at DEU Fine Arts Faculty, Photography Department.
Doç. Dr. Gülbin ÖZDAMAR AKARÇAY Osmangazi University Visual Communication Design Department
Gulbin Ozdamar Akarcay, received B.A. and M.Sc. in Journalism from Anadolu
University in Turkey. Her B.A. graduation project titled “Faces of Prisoners” was
exhibited in IFSAK İstanbul Photography Days in 2002. She studied in The Academy of
Performing Arts, Film and TV School (FAMU), Department of Still Photography in
Prague for a year in 2006. She was one of the curators of Intimate Revolt exhibition,
which was funded with a grant from FAMU, the Cultural Ministry of Lithuania and Czech
Republic in 2007-2008. This exhibition took place in Czech Republic, Lithuania,
Slovenia and Turkey consisting 10 photographers from 10 countries. She opened
“Faces of Prisoners”, “Narodni Divadlo”, “Children of Maticni” as her personal
exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions “66-II”, “Spirit Of Prague”, “Six Czech
School Photography”, ”History Of Photography Is History Of Miserableness”, “Living
Woman Self-Portrait”, “It Seems As If Anything I Feel”.
She was selected World Press
Photo (WPPH) Seminar organized in Turkey in 2002-2004. Her photo-story “Children of
Maticni” was published in WPPH Magazine and at the book titled Photojournale
Connections Across A Human Planet. She established Living Woman Photography
Group, which advocates for women and children who are victims of violence. She
published articles in some edited books, journals and magazines. She is an Associated
Professor at the Faculty of Art and Design, Osmangazi University in Eskisehir/Turkey.
She hold a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Ethnography at University of
Toronto Scarborough in 2016-2017. Her research that is supported by TUBITAK focuses on aspects of cross-cultural marriage for members of the Turkish diaspora in