Contemporary Art Workshop

Why Are We Taking These Photos?
"Anatomy of a book"

Contemporary Art Workshop
Why Are We Taking These Photos? "Anatomy of a book"

An open and vertical reading study shaped around the concepts and the photographs mentioned in photographer Halûk Çobanoğlu’s book “Why are we taking these photos?” which is published in 2017.

May 16, Thursday: Zen in the photography; the photographer's encounter with the Zen philosophy and the Beat Generation; Werner Bischof, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Frank, Cem Ersavcı
May 17, Friday: Moment of truth; Henri Cartier Bresson's journey through Zen Buddhism; an actors’s quiet but intimate diary, Richard Gere's "Pilgrim" photo series
May 23, Thursday: Zen masters in photography history; Minor White, Ralph E. Meatyard, Marilyn Silverstone, Sergio Larrain
May 24, Friday: Photo of some other moment; Polaroid, The Russian avant-garde, Jacob Holdt and Luc Delahaye’s winter travels

Halûk Çobanoğlu

Born in 1957 at Kilimli, Zonguldak, Halûk Çobanoğlu studied at the department of Economy. He worked as an assistant at ICP, New York, assistant editor at Black Star News Agency, New York and photo editor at National Geographic, Turkey. He gives a lesson journalism, photograph and architecture at the various universities. He also made mentorship and editorship at the independent photography projects.

Among his works; Kuşbazlar (1997), New York Subway (2003), Arabesk (2007), Bu Fotoğrafları Neden Çekiyoruz? (2017).

*The event is free. The participation is limited 40 people.

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