Silent Distances, Mute Neighbourhoods

İlter Funda Gürbay

İlter Funda Gürbay

İlter Funda Gürbay

İlter Funda Gürbay

Born in 1968, Hamburg. Graduated from the Management Faculty of Anadolu University. She participated Visual Culture team’s  group exhibitions named ‘Vendors on the Street’ and ‘Historical Inns and Bazaar District of Bursa’ which are presented at 2017 Bursa PhotoFest ınder  the theme  ‘Shopping  & Bazaars’. In 2018 The festival was held under the theme of Rituals and she personally worked on the “Gelin Hamamı ” (The Bridal Bath) project. In 2019 she took part in the group exhibition titled 'Köklerim var benim geçmişten miras-görsel kültürüm '( I have roots, my heritage-visual culture from the past).

İnci Koyuncu

İnci Koyuncu

İnci Koyuncu

İnci Koyuncu

Born in 1967, Hamburg. Graduated from the Econometry Department of Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty at Uludağ University. Certified Public Accountant and Independent Auditor. BursaFotoFest 2016 City Dialogues ’Sokaklar' (Streets), 2017 Bazaars & Shopping ‘’ Çiçek Mezatı '' (Flower Auction), 2018 Rituals, solo work: ‘’ Hacı Uğurlama & Karşılma'' (Farewelling & Welcoming a Haji), group work: ''Hıdırellez’‘ and ‘‘ Köy Hayırları'’ ( Solidarity Dinners of Villages) projects. In 2019, her photographs took part in ‘’Köklerim Var Benim Geçmişten Miras / Görsel Kültürüm’’ (I Have Roots From The Past, My Legacy / My Visual Culture) exhibition organized by the Visual Culture Association and other group exhibitions. She takes photographs for two different projects.

Nilgün Bulut

Nilgün Bulut

Nilgün Bulut

Nilgün Bulut

He was born in Bursa in 1967. He had his education within the Visual Culture Association. He participated in 7th BursaPhotoFest organized in 2017 with roadside vendors and Inns in Bursa projects. He still continues to work as a Board Member of the Visual Culture Association.

Şerif Borand

Şerif Borand

Şerif Borand

Şerif Borand

Born in 1960. He completed his primary and secondary education in Bursa. He finished department of banking and insurance pf Ankara Gazi University. Married and has a daughter. Textile and Marketing Systems Consultancy. His curiosity for photography turned into a serious hobby began with his training in 2013. At first, he tried to tell what he had written before with various essays and articles and now he tries to explain through photography. He tries to learn something new every day and pursues effective, powerful and meaningful photography

Görsel Kültür Derneği
When today's Kapıdağ peninsula was still an island Kyzikos, a specially built city in the only geography where the sun rises and sets from the sea in the 8th century.

It is one of the most powerful cities of its time. It has kept the region's trade under control with its three major ports since the middle of the 4th century BC. It has a very strong economy that has a mint after Rome and its currency is valid reserve money all over the world. It kept this power until 200 BC.

The only city with a water flowing COLESSIUM, which is only in Kyzikos in the world, and the Hadrianus temple, one of the world's largest temples. During the construction of the Hadrianus temple, a major earthquake in the city caused the construction to be unfinished, and with the support of Emperor Hadrianus, who visited the city, its construction was restarted and completed.

The ancient column head, 2.5 m in height, 2 m in diameter and 20 tons in weight, adorns the head of a 20-meter block column in corinthian order unearthed during archaeological excavations, is still the largest ancient column head in the world.

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