By Heidi Trautmann
The First Lady, Meral Eroğlu made one of her rare
appearances in the art scene again to open the exhibition of the XXIII. Photo
Competition with 26 participants determined worth of exhibiting. Three of them
had been awarded the first three prizes: Muharrem Amcazade, Neray Oykan and Yılmaz
Akgünlü. Many of the participating art photographers were old acquaintances of the
scene, masters of the art with awards in similar local or international
Zümral Hasanoğlu, Süleyman Candar, Giray Karahasan,
Mustafa Evirgen, Fergün Tevfik Ulual, Süleyman Kaplan, Yıltan Taşçı, Lisani
Otağ, Gülden Gün, Neray Oykan,Berkiye Gürcan, Mehmetali Karahasan, Yılmaz
Akgünlü, Hasan Bağlar, Rabia Küçük, Hüseyin Sayıl, Nurperi Özgener, Ebru
Derviş, Mehmet Gökyiğit, Mustafa Müezzinoğlu, Muharrem Amcazade, Muazzez
Tokatlıoğlu, Duyal Tüzün, Mine
Türkelman, Buket Özatay, Ebru Uskan
Landscapes and landscapes of faces are still welcome
themes, macro shots of flowers and animals, architecture photos, light and
shade, but according to my humble opinion it is the shots that are taken from
life, that I think proves the professional, the one who is always ready to make
the shot when something extraordinary crosses his way, or rather his eyes.
Composition is very important and the technical details such as sharpness of
line or depth and finally the philosophy, or let’s say the language.
Photography is a very popular form of …..art, I mean it can be art if properly
done and with experience, or with the eye of an artist. Today you can beautify
a photo taken and make a piece of art from it by using electronic programmes,
although many say, this is not art, but I think, that art starts in your head
and not at the tip of the brush or the button on your camera. However it is, as
long as you use your senses fully, you will be able to do something precious.
That is love of life.