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I was born in Izmir in 1954 in Turkey.
In 1970, I pressed the shutter without thinking my limit, what I can fit on my screen.
In 1973 my art teacher asked me why I am not opening my photography exhibition and I opened my first exhibition.
I travelled around Turkey by hitchhiking in 1973. I realised that I have got many thing to do after seeing the wideness of my country and the varieties on people living in. Thousands of film rolls werent enough to Picture all those prosperities.
I started to study in Political Science Faculty of Ankara University in 1974.
In 1977, While I was taking photography in Taksim, on the 1st of May, my life passed in front of my eyes. Those scenes from that time, became the scenes that Turkey couldnt forget. The happiness of the people in a feast was followed by the fear of death on the same day.
In 1979 I married with my wife, Zerrin.
In 1981, my daughter Nergis took her place in our album.
In 1987 my daughter Yasemin was in my screen.
I loved human and pictured them.
I entered the lives like sponge hunters in Kas and gypsy weddings in Tekirdag.
I shared both their happiness and sadness
They looked at me laughing, smiling, worried and crying
I made many friends.
How lucky I am, am I not??
We have got many things to add the the World prosperity as we do to people and humanity also.
I opened many exhibitions up to today and I also participated in mixed exhibitions.
I won awards.
Photography is a lifestyle for me anyhow
Me, Aydin Cetinbostanoglu