By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….
An exhibition of artworks of photographer Mehmet Gökyiğit, recently opened in the exhibition hall of the Irfan Günsel Congress Centre of Near East University. The exhibition is comprised of 200 photos in different categories.
Photographer Mehmet Gökyiğit is the President of the Turkish Cypriot Photography Association (FODER). His photographs have received 75 awards in national and international photography competitions.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, President of TRNC.
According to the information released by the University, the exhibition will remain open to visitors at Irfan Gunsel Congress Center Exhibition Hall between 8am and 4pm until 15 June 2019.
President Mustafa Akıncı and President of the Board of Trustees Assoc. Dr. Irfan Suat Günsel presented the Ibn Heisam Award of photography to Mehmet Gökyiğit. The award was given as part of the Alasia awards. After the award ceremony, the sculptor Nurlan Kebek Uulu unveiled a sculpture of Mehmet Gökyiğit to be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Cyprus.
Mehmet Gökyiğit, who conveyed his feelings after the award presentation, stated that he had the opportunity to present his 200 photographs to art-lovers with the contribution of Near East University and he was grateful for this.
Gökyiğit: “I am pleased because the opening of my exhibition is made by the President who always supports us, the artist, and honours us. I’m glad that the Günsel Family has supported my exhibition from the very beginning. I was awarded the award of Ibn Heisam, who contributed to the discovery of the dark room and the camera, and was the founder of optical science. Leading names in the field of photography of our country, the chairman of associations, art lovers, photo enthusiasts were present at the opening of the exhibition. Becoming a member of photography art since 2005, as one of the people involved in photography, my responsibilities have increased and I will continue to be with you at different times and with different themed exhibitions.”