Professions Adding Value to Our Culture

Emir Nedim Dövencioğlu

Emir Nedim Dövencioğlu

Emir Nedim Dövencioğlu

Emir Nedim Dövencioğlu

Born in 1954, Bursa. After primary and secondary education in Bursa, he was graduated with dual degree from ODTÜ (Middle Eastern Technical University). He has worked as specialist and senior manager at human resources branch for 30 years. He had different kinds of cameras for a long time and took snapshots like everyone. He was interested in photography as a retirement hobby. Then he got a basic photography education at GFSD where he is one of the founder. After that he started to learn and understand photography, According to him using light is the best way to show difference between 'looking and seeing'. At odd times, he travels with a photo-group to different city and regions of Turkey. He tries to capture the moments of life in Anatolia and diverse portraits on trips and still learns. His works are exhibited at several group exhibitions, awarded at national and international organizations and contests

Anatolia has hosted different languages, religions and cultures with the influence of civilizations that have dominated these lands for centuries. Finally,with Ottoman the cultural richness of these lands, together with the coexistence and interaction of people from dozens of different cultures, led to the creation of handicrafts and professions that bear the traces of thousands of years.

Today, with the development of technology, the increase in industrialization, the increase of the population, the changing needs and demands of people have led to a decrease in the interest in products that require great skill and each of them is a work of art. With this decreasing interest, the professions of products, each of which were made with a great effort, faced the danger of extinction.

Crafts are forgotten and lost if the masters do not give hands to the young. Masters taught these masterful arts to their children and / or their apprentices, and passed them down for generations.

However, today all these masters and their handcrafted works of art are in danger of being forgotten. These professions will be disappear in the near future, as there are no longer children or apprentices to be raised by those who make these artworks, which you can see perhaps the last examples of its kind, and / or they do not want to learn with them.

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