All posts tagged: Emin Ozmen

Q&A: Ara Güler, photographer, 1928-2018

“He had such a strong character, he was full of energy and funny. Even if his health had worsened in recent months, he was always happy to welcome others and share good memories with friends in his famous Ara Kafé, near the no less well-known Istiklal Avenue. We will miss him,” says Emin Ozmen of Ara Güler – the ‘eye of Istanbul’ who has died aged 90


The 2018 edition of the Magnum Square Print Sale begins

From the 4 June, for five days only, signed or estate-stamped, museum quality 6×6” prints will be available to purchase for $100, from more than 70 Magnum photographers – each responding to the theme ‘freedom’. Fifty years ago, in 1968, the world succumbed to momentous change. It was a seismic year of deep societal and political shifts in the name of freedom. In America particularly, the civil rights movement took hold, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and anti-Vietnam war protests raged. But all over the world, international issues of freedom from oppression, freedom of speech, and political, sexual and religious freedom, also came to the fore as protests racked cities. To celebrate this year in history, the Magnum Photos June 2018 Square Print Sale is examining the very definition of freedom and its legacy. The works on sale span the last 70 years, and capture both deeply personal, and universal, notions of freedom. “Freedom is often described with big words, but we encounter it every day in the little things we do,” says Newsha …


Final winners of IdeasTap and Magnum Photos documentary photography award announced

The winners of the sixth and final edition of the IdeasTap Photographic Award, in association with Magnum Photos, have been announced. The selected photographers – Yasaman Dehmiyani, Emin Ozmen, Solmaz Daryani and Dominika Gesicka – will receive a grant of £2,500, enabling them to complete a body of work to be showcased at Magnum Print Rooms in London in July 2016. Yasaman Dehmiyani, 23 from Tehran, Iran, will complete her project 34 years after the Revolution [above], a review of events in Iran since the revolution of 1978. Emin Ozmen, 30, from Sivas, Turkey will complete his series LIMBO, shot in Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Europe, documenting the experiences and emotions of populations uprooted by conflict. Solmaz Daryani, 30, from Tabriz, Iran, will complete her series The Eyes of Earth, investigating the environmental and human impact of the drying of Lake Urmia in Iran. Dominika Gesicka, 34, from Włocławek, Poland, will complete her series This is not Real Life, shot in Longyearbyen, the largest settlement and the administrative centre of Svalbard – the world’s northernmost city. The industry …


BJP Staff