Faruk Akbaş

Turkey
BIOGRAPHY

Faruk Akbaş is well known in Turkey for taking amazing photographs & filming great documentaries, he has also travelled to many countries throughout the world during his 25 year career as a photographer. His photographs and written observations feature in many of the most prominent magazines. To name a few, Kamil Koç touring magazine (www.yolculuk.com.tr), National Geographic, Skylife, Anadolu Jet and Gazella Tourism (www.gazellafotosafari.com) which provides great photographic records of trips to other countries, like a visual tour guide.

Faruk Akbaş was chosen and sponsored by Fujifilm Turkey to shoot photographs in Afghanistan, China, Siberia, Mongolia, India, Nepal, Africa and Turkey. During these tours, Akbaş also filmed documentaries outlining his travels, which were broadcasted on prominent television channels, TRT & Iz TV. Nature photos, cultural life styles and the importance of the antique heritage sites have been captured wonderfully by Akbaş. The Turkish cultural minister, tourism minister and various other societies have used these photographs in many prestigeous books. Akbaş has been selected as a judge for numerous photography & documentary competitions, both national and international, has shot publicity films and taken photographs for tourism companies and international industries.

Akbaş has had showings of his work in the U.K, Georgia, Tunisia and Hungary, has been a guest at the Chinese National photographic Federations festival and has worked for Hacettepe & Akdeniz Universities as a lecturer for documentary photography. The accolades he has received for his photographs, books & docuementaries have come from all over the world and from various groups and societies including a letter of thanks and appreciation from the Queen of England.

Published books

-Turkish Photography Guide

-The People of Anatolia

-The Technical Side of Photography

-Turkmenistan

-Turkey’s Most Beautiful Routes

-Turkey Photographic Library, “Photograph Album”

-Fethiye Faces and Places

-The Roads of Asia

-Journey

-The Practical Composition of Photographs

-Digital Photographs of the World

-Maçahel “ The Villages of Artvin Georgian”

-The Orchids of Anatolia

-Moments & Memories

-Travel Photography

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