Kalay, born in 1953, May 1st, has started to take pictures
in 1982. He attended some national and international photograph
exhibitions. However, since he is against to be awarded prize
just for one photograph, he has not attended the photography
contests for a long time. He thinks that the participants
in the photograph contests should attend with their portfolios
that compose of at least five photographs.
Kalay, held on his first exhibition that is called "Shadows" ("Golgeler")
in Paris in 1987, held on 11 individual exhibitions in Istanbul,
Ankara, Bursa, Zonguldak and Adana in Turkey..
1990, 20 of his photographs were accepted for the collection
in National Library of France.
1991, he was invited to photography Festival of Mediterranean
Countries in France.
In 1993, he attended 4. Photography Symposium of AFSAD
(The Association of Photograph Artists in Ankara, Turkey)
with two papers. These papers were about photograph essays
and art of photography.
In 1994, his name and his
works were recorded in the book of Turkish Plastic Artists (Encyclopedic
dictionary) written by Kaya Ozsezgin.
In 996, his portfolio that is composed
of 10 pictures is published in the fifth issue of Black box pocket
In 1998, his photographs that are
in the collection of National Library of France are exhibited
in the exhibition called "Ustalardan Eller".
In 1999, his works were showed in an exhibition, about Istanbul,
distributed by Sipapress in Paris, France. His life and works
were mentioned in "Photography in Turkey" written by Engin Ozendes.
His thoughts about photography were written such magazines and
newspapers. He appointed in executive committee of IFSAK (Photograph
Artists in Istanbul, Turkey). By 1996, he taught darkroom courses
He gave up his education in Marmara University, Department of
French Education, because of his limited time.
Aramis Kalay is working on his new photograph exhibition that
is going to be held on in 2001.