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Situated at the Kadırga Cultural Center, this new 1,000-square-meter museum space will feature five photo galleries, a workshop space, a library and considerable archive space. Opening on 20th November, the museum will be Turkey’s first museum dedicated in its entirety to photography, and the hope is that it can considerably support the development of photography in Turkey and provide a solid platform for academic and artistic research.

The museum will host three exhibitions after the Nov. 19 opening ceremony. The exhibition titled “Republican Period Photography Masters – Trailblazers” will take place at the Klasikler Gallery under the sponsorship of Çetin Nuhoğlu, and is made up of works by 50 photographers who have left their mark in every field of the art of photography. 

The first temporary exhibition, “Fotoğrafımızda Bugün-2011” (Present time in our photography – 2011), featuring works by 200 photographic artists, will bring a contemporary view to Turkish photography. Visitors will see works not only by Turkish photographic virtuosos, but also see the advent of photography in the early republican era.

The second temporary exhibition, “Basılı Fotoğrafımız – Albümler” (Our printed photography – albums), will present an important selection including albums, books and portfolios to visitors. After the exhibition, the collection will be presented for research use in the archive of the museum.


Photo: The Istanbul Photography Museum is situated on a 1,000 square-meter area at the Kadırga Cultural Center. Copyright: Istanbul Photography Museum


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