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Turkish Street Photography at Los Angeles Photo Festival

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Turkish Street Photography came to Los Angeles at first annual event. The LAPF™ Concept: Turkey exhibition opened at the Downtown LA Art Walk.

la-photo SufiThe festival, selecting Turkey as the theme, presented images from 100 photographers of recent Turkish street photography at the Los Angeles Downtown Hatakeyama Gallery.

All photos presented at the exhibit, participated by amateur and professional photograph artists from Turkey, have been selected by a team of critics, namely member of the Associated Press and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Nick Ut, as well as Robert Ysais, Vern Evans, and Mert Türkoğlu.

la-photo istanbulPromoting cultural understanding through photography, the “Concept” project began its first year in Turkey and is the first Turkish Republic Street Photography exhibition in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Photo Festival created by Mert and Elif Türkoğlu said they welcome the great interest people showed in the festival. The duo say they plan to take the exhibit to New York, San Francisco and Chicago after Los Angeles and also to publish an album to comprise of 100 photos presented in the exhibit.

Turkish Street Photography, featuring images built on human, nature, city and objects, is expected to be visited by 15 thousand people. LAPF Concept Turkey, the most comprehensive international exhibit to date on behalf of Turkish photography, will meet Turkish art lovers in Istanbul in May.

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