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Uygar Özel 

Independent Artist | Press

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Lives in Izmir, Turkey

Member of IAA-AIAP Unesco

Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Visual Arts

Hogeschool voor Beeldende Kunst 

Amsterdam, Netherlands 2004-2006

• D.E.U. Faculty of Fine Arts

D.E.U Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi

Izmir, Turkey 2004

• Izmir Anatolian High School of Fine Arts

Anadolu Güzel Sanatlar Lisesi

Izmir, Turkey 1995​

• Exhibitions & Publishings & Milestones

2001 - Solo photography exhibition, Center of French Culture, Izmir, Turkey.

2001 - Lost Anatolian Leopard. Atlas magazine. Photographer. Istanbul, Turkey.

2001 - Gediz Deltası. Atlas geography magazine. Photographer. Istanbul, Turkey.

2004 - Polaroid.com. Visual collection of international Polaroid artists. U.S.A. 

2004 - 'Secret Face' Group art exhibition, Izmir, Turkey.

2005 - Vilem Flusser's 'Towards a Philosophy of Photography'; Cover. Istanbul, Turkey.

2009 - 'Spontaneously, One in a Million' Project, Center of French Culture. Izmir, Turkey.

2009-2013 - Advertising photographs for Vodafone Turkey. Istanbul.

2013 - Participation Festival Voies Off, photography festival, Arles, France.

2013 - Private photographer of President of Mexico and Tourism Minister. Izmir, Turkey.

2014 - Book cover image of author Marc de Bel's book named 'Yoro'. Belgium

2015 - BBC Turkish's documentary about Poet Ilhan Berk. Portrait photo. Istanbul, Turkey.

2016 - Football from the world. Author Pelle Mortensen's book. Denmark. 

2016 - Solo photography exhibition. 'Nassara Bonjour'. Izmir, Turkey.

2017 - Solo photography exhibition. 'From Burkina Faso to Japan'. Izmir, Turkey.

2017 - National Geographic Traveller India, Nov. Croatian woman's portrait. 

2018 - National Geographic Traveller India, July. Japanese woman's portrait. 

2018 - Solo photography exhibition. ' Everywhere & Everything '. Izmir, Turkey.

2017-2019 - Bornova Kent Magazine. Photographer. Izmir, Turkey

2020 - Contract photographer, Zuma Press Wire Service.

2021 - Photojournalist at Gazete Yenigun. Izmir, Turkey.

2021 - The Guardian, ''Best Photographs of The Week in Wildlife'', 20 Aug.

2021 - The Guardian, ''Best Photographs of The Day'', 14 Sept.

2021 - The Guardian, ''The Weekend's best photographs'', 19 Sept.

2021 - The Times, ''News in Pictures'', 21 Sept.

2021 - Liberation / International / Moyen-Orient, 21 octobre (Photo).

2022 - Jury member of Istanbul Street Photo Festival.

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