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Fatih Pınar

Journalist and photographer Fatih Pinar started to his career in photography when he was studying economics in 1992. 

Pinar created a lot of photo- reportages for geography magazines in Turkey and in Middle East between the years of 1998 and 2005. There after he was concentrated on subjects like urban transformation in Istanbul and related violations of rights. Since 2013 he has been making video-reportages about the social and political developments in Turkey. The artist is an activist and works as a freelance journalist.

With the own words of the photographer:
“If you go out for making photograph, it means that you go into real life. You will witness that time passes.  And you documents the moment you go through. It is the chance to meet people that you normally couldn’t meet. It is a discovery; a probability to travel around the world. To release shutter is the art of reality…. It is  passion; it is excitement... You watch admiringly filtered image trough lens and it is magically reflected on viewfinder. You play with light. It is to have butterflies in stomach. At that moment you see the world with one closed eye. You are away from "usual world" when you try to scan it. And you forget everything else. It is the moment of discharging. It is like tears of enthusiasm. You change dimensions in that instant blackout, in that nanosecond when you push shutter. You just go and come back from the other-side. Photography is an addiction. It is the one in billions of possibilities that you actualize. It is something real; it is real life…It is learning.

 

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