"You don't take a photograph, you make it." -- Ansel Adams
The open call for the 2015 Young Photographers Award
is now available. The deadline for the 2015 Young Photographers Award
is June 27, 11:59 PM. The application (in Turkish) may be downloaded here. To read the open call in Turkish, please see here.
The Young Photographers Award is
given annually since 2010 by Haluk Soykan to encourage and support
undergraduate students of photography in Turkey. Administered by The
American Turkish Society, it is made possible by a grant from
Young Photographers Award Fund established by Haluk Soykan at Turkish Philanthropy Funds.
years, photography department heads of select universities in Turkey
nominated two students to participate in the Young Photographers Award.
Starting in 2014, in order to give an opportunity to a wider range of
Turkish photography talent, The Young Photographers award has been
administered through an open call. The winner of The Young Photographers
Award will be determined through a rigorous selection process, be
the recipient of a $5,000 award, and have his/her
submitted photography exhibited at Mixer in
Istanbul in Fall 2015. Two honorable Mentions will also be selected,
and each will be recipient of a $2,500 award, in addition to having
their submitted photography exhibited at Mixer in
Istanbul in Fall 2015. The awards are used to cover
the recipients' tuition and/or photography equipment costs. Please go to
Young Photographers Award or The American Turkish Society websites for more information.
About The American Turkish Society Founded in 1949, The American Turkish Societyis
the nation's oldest not-for-profit organization seeking to enhance
economic, diplomatic, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United
States. The Society convenes leaders in government, business, and civil
society to discuss and advance U.S.-Turkish relations; fosters
understanding and cooperation between the two countries through
education, cultural exchange, philanthropy, and networking; informs the
American public about Turkey's current affairs, economy, history, and
society; and presents and supports programs highlighting Turkish arts
American Turkish Society is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization
as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contributions to The American Turkish Society are deductible to the
extent allowed by law.