Akdeniz University Fine Arts Faculty Department of Photography
On the Track of Invisible City
Exhibition: “You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours .” Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Young photography artists aims to look at the city that we live in with different eyes departing from the questions that they asked, in the path of Italo Calvino’s half real half imaginary cities. Each artist tries to present his/her own visual discourse with the story s/he has chosen from the book.
This project aims to look at the city, Antalya, with critical point of view by ignoring accustomed classification history of photography like documentary, experimental, travel etc.
It is focusing on not only shining face of a tourism heaven Antalya seen from outside but also hidden identity of it just like a maze. More importantly, just like Calvio’s Invisible Cities, at the end of the project all the students try to create their own city images in the same city.
Project includes constituted anthology from “City Stories” within the scope of practical photography classes. Visuals produced the years between 2012-2016 consist of creative works of 23 students, who are graduated and still continue to training, with photography, photography positioning, stop motion and video works.
Biography: Department of Photography started teaching in 2002-2003 academic year aims to produce creative and modern works about photography benefits from opportunities of technology and art. In the curriculum of department theoretical and practical classes take place and aims to raise well-informed and creative individuals about photography.
People whose photographs are in exhibition;
Alper Gündoğdu, Ahmet Sait Yıldız, Batuhan Öztürk, İbrahim Barun, Canan Kök, Candaş Boragan, Çağın Coşkunırmak, Eren Aytüre, Fadime Aygün, Gizem Encan, Gözde Uluğ, Murat Kocakaplan, Nagehan Özen, Semra Halipoğlu, Şenol Günel, Hakan Yeşil, Oğulcan Atasova, Ümit Erdem, Yasemin Gökçe Soydabaş, İbrahim Erdal, Aslı Toprak, Alper Tabak.