From the Editor
After a long brake, here we are
again with the expected 6th issue of "FOTOGRAFYA".
"FOTOGRAFYA", Turkey's first virtual
photography magazine, carries on with the efforts of Mr. Ugur
Okçu and a group of new volunteer editors who are eager to contribute
photography without any commercial expectations.
Like everything else does nowadays,
there has been some changes in "FOTOGRAFYA" too. These changes
started with the publishing committee and continued with new additions
to magazine's contents. From now it will remain to change to be
more good, beautiful and international. We believe that your magazine
"FOTOGRAFYA" will improve with your critics and contributions.
As the new publishing committee we started with a basic principle:
"Persons in an institution can be altered, what important is the
continuity of the institution". And thus we would like to thank
to the old publishing committee for their efforts and contributions
up until today for publishing the first five issue.
Staring with the 6th issue we are
using the http://www.fotografya.gen.tr address to view our magazine
easily. (We will continue to use the Adanet's server)
In the "While exploring America"
section; Gül Ezen will always be with you.
In the "itinerant photographers"
section you can read articles related to photograph history from
our talented researcher and photography historian ESFIAP member
"From the distance" section is
donre by Aylin Yilmazbayhan who contributes from The States. In
her article you can read Art critic Veronica Volkow's ideas about
Articles about "Art and Art Education"
will be prepared by Serap Etike who is a painter and art educator.
Ali Riza Akalin's article, i believe,
deserves your attention. Don't miss it.
In this issue, our friend Fulya
Köse interviewed Özer Kamburoglu.
The Chairman of the Türk Exbliris
Association Doç.Hasip Pektas's article "Problems about Typography
in Internet and suggestions against Visual Pollution" is in a
quality of a resource.
Murat Selam presents the Canary
Island's from his "Trip Notes".
While reading the Ugur Bilge's story
about the old Ankara, you will vitness the effects of merciless
urbanization of the city.
The Education Section is divided
into two areas as basic and advanced. In basic Education , you
will find Tacettin Teymur's article about "What's A Photograph";
in the advanced area you will find the article "Underwater Photography"
prepared by Osman Karacan and a translation made by Tülin Agca.
The article is about painting by light.
In the "Platforms" section we will
introduce photography associations, groups and other formations.
We will start with AFSAD (Ankara Photographers Association) in
In the "News from the photography
world and panel" section you will find news about Sinasi Barutçu
Cup and State photography exhibition and announcements about photography
In the "Flea Market" section you
will find pricing information about second hand photography equipment's
from inside and outside Turkey.
In the "to get serious" section
you will find very serious articles about photography!
"On the Library" section Hafize
Kaynarca introduces the black box pocket books and Aramis Kalay's
"A country and a photographer"
section is an important novelty starting from this issue which
you will find a new photographer in every issue. Our first guest
is Franke Rodriguez from America.
In the portfolios section you will
find three valuable photographers Aramis Kalay, Ilteris Tezer
and Ersin Alok's portfolios.
In every issue
you will find a different corner prepared by one of our friends.
"New expectations" is one of the
new sections in our magazine, which we give great importance due
to its function. Here you will find the chance to see the works
of talented amateurs. In this issue we'll meet Ayfer Aytaç and
Starting from this issue Fotografya
will be published in English with the idea of "a magazine on the
Net should be universal".
We would like to thank to the persons,
Associations and institutions that contributed with their efforts
and photos for publishing this magazine.
We will be waiting for your comments
and contributions for the next issue.
Tacettin Teymur Editor
(Translated by Murat Selam)