Yıldız Moran "Timeless Photographs"

Yıldız Moran – “Timeless Photographs” exhibition will be open on February 10 at Antalya Culture and Arts.


Belonging to one of the important figures in history of Turkish photography, Yıldız Moran’s extraordinary photographs within her unique poetic style will be exhibited between 10 February – 29 April 2018 at Antalya Culture and Arts.


The first female photographer of Turkey to have received an academic training, Yıldız Moran (1932-1995) began her career in photography with great passion, only to give it up after marrying Özdemir Asaf, another great passion in her life; nevertheless, during her brief career, Moran was able to produce significant and variegated work after studying with the famous photographer John Vickers in Britain. Her first solo exhibition in Cambridge was followed by those in Istanbul, Ankara, London, and Edinburgh.

Besides her technical prowess and her masterful use of light, Yıldız Moran was a photographer who put her soul, intellect, and heart – in other words her whole self – into her work, thereby lending depth to her images.


Previously opened in 2013 at Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation – Pera Museum, this comprehensive exhibition consists of a selection among Moran’s 8000 negative films captured between 1950 – 1962. A “retrospective” in a sense, the exhibition aims to present Moran’s inner voice through a new reading that focuses on the traces of her visibility within the history of Turkish and international photography.


The exhibition, which will remain open between 10 February – 29 April 2018, can be visited every day except Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.