‘Wonders of Nature’ - Photo Exhibition – by members of FODER Cyprus Turkish Photography Association from April 17-20, 2018
is an important tool of communication” says Mehmet Gökyiğit, the president of
FODER and an excellent and passionate art photographer I have met at many
competitions and photography exhibitions. He continues to say… “It is an
important documentary tool and at the same time an international language.”
is true, just as art in general is.
members of FODER hold regular workshops to experiment and improve their art and
vision and for the current year they have chosen two concepts to work on, that
is with two separate workshops they concentrated on macro photography, here
with the guidance of Prof. Dr. Adnan Ataç and on infrared photography with the
help of Mr. Burak Şenbak.
had asked Mehmet Gökyiğit to explain to me infrared photography and to show me
examples in the exhibition. It actually turns the image of a scene into
opposite colours…this is my immediate understanding. For those who want to
learn more about it, read the text in this link:
Mehmet said, that infrared photography was shown for the
first time in an exhibition in North Cyprus and he is very proud of it and I
can only confirm it, the infrared photos I have seen are fabulous, they give us
a completely different vision of landscape, a sort of a dreamlike image of
Macrophotography is being used by nature photographers
and I saw splendid photos in the past and again in the current exhibition.
It is quite a process of learning and experimenting
and....I think also waiting for the right moment. Today, we have programmes on
internet to improve the quality, but still, there is this very special
something that drives photographers to wait for the right moment, and this
patience and knowledge combined I have found again in this exhibition.
There were 116 photographs by 32 members of FODER to show
their work on “the Wonders of Nature” taken on visits around the world,
photographs to admonish us to take better care of nature, and we had the World
Earth Day on April 22.... It is five minutes to noon...