Born in İzmir - 1955
1978 graduate of the School of Architecture at the Middle East Technical University
Exhibited his photographic works in 1978 for the first time, besides his architectural works, he has participated in 19 solo shows, numerous international mixed shows, published 4 photo diary projects, 2 postcard collection projects and 9 photography project books.
The Golden Horn 1993
Essays on the Bosporus - Istanbul
The 2000 Book
Postcards from Pera
Istanbul; Defining Views
Today is Today
Open Door – Best Wishes
Landscape Defines Identity
Sanctuary City – Interiors of Istanbul
His work was selected by "Leica Camera" as one of the photographers to be exhibited in
"Leica Diary 2002" in Leica Gallery; in Solms, Germany. Three recent examples of his work are in the Permanent Collection of “Istanbul Modern” Museum of Art.
Some of the major and international exhibitions include;
2002 “Blue Sky – Hope” solo show in Platform (now SALT) Istanbul
2007 “Istanbul, Defining Views” solo show in the Istanbul Office in Brussels
2008 “7 Hills, 7 Architects” a mixed exhibition in Torino during the 23rd World Congress of Architecture
2008 “I Play Dead” A solo show in “Istanbul Modern” Contemporary Art Museum - Istanbul
2008 “Captivated in Bakchesaray” a mixed exhibition in the State Historical and Cultural Preserve with Turkish, Greek, Russian and Ukranian Artists. Curated by Beral Madra
2008 “Artisterium ‘08” Tbilisi, Georgia “International Exhibition of Contemporary Art” in Georgian National Museum, sponsored by “American Embassy in Tbilisi” “Goethe Institut” “British Council” “Centre Cultural Français”
2009 Foto Europa - I am Listening to Istanbul with My Eyes Closed - video show - Reggio Emilia – Italy
2010 “Today is Today” – A photo interview project with the “young ones” within the Istanbul 2010 Culture Capital of Europe cultural affairs, in French Cultural Institute – Istanbul. Exhibition and a 300-page book.
2011 “Confessions of Dangerous Minds” Contemporary Art from Turkey – Mixed Show
at the Phillips de Pury & Company at the Saatchi Gallery – London
2011 Louisiana Museum – Copenhagen Architectural exhibition “LIVING” - the last in the series Frontiers of Architecture – Video Project
2012 London “Autograph” - "Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush, a major group exhibition featuring works by Cristiano Berti (Italy), Elisabeth Blanchet (France/UK), Danica Dakic (Bosnia Herzegovina/Germany), Nigel Dickinson (UK/France), Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci-Lucchi (Italy), Sitki Kosemen (Turkey), Josef Koudelka (Czechoslovakia/France), Maria Papadimitriou (Greece), Alessandro Quaranta (Italy), William Ropp (France) and Santiago Sierra (Spain)."