IFSAK (Istanbul Photography and Cinema Amateurs Association) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization in Turkey, whose goals are to ensure photography and cinematography knowledge is disseminated, developed and delivered , to create connection and solidarity among people who are interested in photography and cinematography, to establish a cultural and an artistic environment where people can improve their skills and characters and to carry out photography and cinematography projects that are sensitive to social matters. IFSAK was established in 1959 and continues to work for 56 years. IFSAK has more than one thousand members, including leading photographers and cinematographers in Turkey.
The 24th IFSAK Istanbul Photography Days will be organized on 1-30 November 2016. The first one was held in 1985.
"Beginning from 2006 in every two years period the event try to focus the art lovers on different topics “City”, “ The Other”, “ Change /Tradition” ,“Memory and Truth”, “Introversion”.
Beginning from the start day this event has been growing and evolving constantly and has already hosted artists and intuitions such as Alex Webb, Paolo Pellegrin, Anders Petersen, Raghu Rai, Joachim Ladefoged, Pentti Sammalahti, Kent Klich, Antoine d’Agata, Susan Schwartzenberg, Stanley Green, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Alexander Rodchenko, World Press Photo, Photography Center of Thessaloniki, Italian Federation of Photography Associations.
The theme for the 24th IFSAK Istanbul Photography Days is Thanatos "My Only Enemy is Myself"
According to the Greek mythology night goddess Nyks gives birth to Hypnos (sleep) and Thanatos (death). Thanatos represents all destructive, fatal and murderous impulses of the humankind and he is the counter figure to Eros who symbolizes constructiveness, creativity and love. Dialectic materialism suggests that oppositions can coexist. Correspondingly psychoanalysts like Freud used the duality of Eros and Thanatos as a metaphor and named the two drives that stimulate human behavior following the names of these two mythological characters; the Eros drive and the Thanatos drive.
As individuals trying to domesticate the Thanatos inside us in our daily lives, one of our primary goals should be finding ways to prevent prevalence of truculence over love.” Deriving from this thought, we invite photographers and photography followers to IFSAK 24th Istanbul Photograph Days in order to think about this subject and to touch it with their photographic language.
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The 24th IFSAK Istanbul Photography Days will be organized on 1-30 November 2016. The first one was held in 1985.Beginning from the start day this event has been growing and evolving constantly and has already hosted artists and intuitions such as Alex Webb, Paolo Pellegrin, Anders Petersen, Raghu Rai, Joachim Ladefoged, Pentti Sammalahti, Kent Klich, Antoine d’Agata, Susan Schwartzenberg, Stanley Green, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Alexander Rodchenko, World Press Photo, Photography Center of Thessaloniki, Italian Federation of Photography Associations.
Photographers, who will attend to The 24th IFSAK Istanbul Photography Days
will be announced soon.
IFSAK, established in 1959, a non-profit organization who is working to ensure photography and cinematography knowledge to disseminate and develop to a wide range of people.
Within the scope of the 24th Istanbul Photography Days, project support will be given to the amateur-professional photographers who creates photographs in different disciplines and show their works in order to be liked by the art lovers. and the importance is that their project will come out as a book and will be published to transform as a lasting work. Open to The Republic of Turkey photographers.
Within the scope of the 24th IFSAK Istanbul Photography Days, starting from December 2015, six single day meetings will be organized for the six topics that are outlined below, for a duration of six months ( one meeting a month).Selected experts of the related concepts will share and exchange their ideas and comments throughout the day. Video and sound recordings of these hearings will be taken and decoded, and these materials will be put together as a book.
As part of IFSAK Photography Days traditional events come true with the participants of art lovers in IFSAK 24th Istanbul Photography Days. Main purpose of the events, to encourage to produce powerful photographs, to gather the art lovers. Some of the events are: Chain Exhibition, Photo Marathon , Come With Your Photograph
Beside carried out events during the IFSAK 24th Istanbul Photography Days it is predicted to contribute to the change of the city cultural life and development of local participants. Within this context, it is planned to organized events such as domestic and foreign exhibitions, shows and conferences and to be made workshops by photographers, academicians and educators expert in their field .
Workshop program will be announced soon
IFSAK 24th Istanbul Photography Days Regulatory Board:
Tanju Akleman, Altan Bal, Orhan Cem Çetin, Murat Germen, Serra Mübeccel Gültürk, Yalçın Savuran, Özcan Yurdalan
Coordination Board: Koordinatör: Esin Koç, Mekan Sorumluları: Tanju Akleman, İsmail Vatansever, Tolga Büyükada
Application and Contact :
The 24th IFSAK Istanbul Photography Days Coordinator: Esin Koç
E-Posta : firstname.lastname@example.org
IFSAK Administration:Çetin Kaya
İstiklal Caddesi Ayhan Işık Sokak 32/2 34433 Beyoğlu / İstanbul
Tel : +90 (212) 292 18 07 / +90 (212) 292 42 01