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Şeref Artagan

Şeref Artagan

Şeref Artagan
Ever-changing İzmir
Turkey

Exhibition: Turkey's 3rd largest city, İzmir changes ever day like the other cities in the country. The construction projects that mostly started in the 2000s have created a fake setting that lack trees and look unnatural. The old single-floor buildings left around the constructed modern buildings contribute a sense of clutter, urban sprawl and a general air of chaos to the city. This work tells the story of the changes and the transformation of the city, and the pessimistic atmosphere caused by the new, tall buildings, each of which is a crime against nature.

Biography: Şeref Artagan was born in İzmir. He got interested in photography while studying at İzmir Çınarlı High School Radio and Television Department. He worked as a photo-journalist at newspapers Hürriyet and Yenigün. He was at the top of his incoming class at Dokuz Eylül University Fine Arts Faculty Department of Photography. The photographer was placed in many exhibits and won numerous awards in domestic and international contests. As part of Ministry of European Union and Erasmus Plus projects, he worked on photography and media projects in different countries and received training. The photographer has made the documentary-like nature of photography into a principle to live his life by, and continues his work accordingly. He is a member of İzmir Photography Art Association (İFOD) and works as a Supervisory Board Member to this day.