NEU 9th International Photography Days

By Ahmet Abdulaziz…..

The Near East University is organising the 9th International Photography days from 2nd to 5th May 2019.  A  press briefing was given recently to provide details of the event.

According to the press release issued by the University, the briefing was held at the Orange Hall of Faculty of Communication of Near East University and Vice Rector of Near East University, Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, Head of Organising Committee Gazi Yüksel, Vice Head of Committee Hikmet Uluçam; alongside Committee Members Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fevzi Kasap, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nuran Öze, Asist. Prof. Dr. Ayça Demet Atay, Assist. Prof. Dr. Hakan Karahasan, Assist. Prof. Dr. Pelin Agocuk, Academic Members Ufuk Altunç, Zeyde Yalıner Örek, Research Assistants Fuat Boğaç Evren, Görkem Bulunç and Nargiza Reyimova were present at the briefing.

Vice Rector of Near East University Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ stated that the vision internalised by the University led to outstanding attainments of the University in education and research. He added that alongside these, the University also prioritised national and international events on art as they were fully aware of the significance of such events.

Gazi Yüksel, the Head of Organising Committee  expressed that since the date of foundation, the Near East University had accumulated much knowledge and experience; and that these were not limited to science, education and sport but also included the concept of art-which is a notion which contributes to taking a society to contemporary level.

Furthermore, he stated that the photography days was initiated back in 1999 and that it was the oldest continuous event held by the Near East University. Gazi Yüksel added that during 1999-2013, a total of 8 international photography days were held where the work of almost 400 photographers from 19 different countries were displayed. In fact, 203 exhibitions and thousands of photographs were exhibited. It was also pointed out that the photography artists from Turkey regarded the photography days as the most important platform of the art of photography. He said that as a result of 20 Years of accumulated Knowledge and Experience, NEU has reached the peak.

The application to the 9th International Photography Days, will be submitted via the internet. Further information on this event and the application form can be obtained from Moreover, the photographs to be sent are required to be 300dpi resolution and 50×70 cm in size. The photographs to be exhibited are limited to a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 30 in number. The deadline of application to the 9th International Photography Days is 4th March 2019 and the photographs can have a range of themes such as documentary, experimental, news, nature, macro, nude and image made on computer.