Awards Found at the National Bursa Photographers Marathon

Award Winners Found in National Bursa Photographers Marathon
Awards Found at the National Bursa Photographers Marathon

The photographers who achieved degrees in the National Bursa Photographers Marathon with the theme of 'The Tastes of Bursa and Bursa Gastronomy Festival', organized by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality for the second time this year, were awarded.

The second of the National Bursa Photographers' Marathon, the first of which was organized by the Metropolitan Municipality with the cooperation of Bursa Photography Art Association (BUFSAD) and the support of the Turkish Photographic Art Federation (TFSF), with the theme of 'Historical Bazaar, Inns Area and Silk', this year's 'Tastes of Bursa and It was held with the theme of 'Bursa Gastronomy Festival'.

The marathon, which was organized to contribute to the promotion of Bursa, to highlight the flavors of the city, and to allow the local cuisine culture and tastes to be photographed by the artists, was held between 22-25 September 2022. The winning works in the marathon attended by 182 photographers; Ahmet Bayhan, Assoc. It was determined after a meticulous examination by the members of the jury consisting of Nezaket Tekin, Serpil Savaş and Fahrettin Beceren, and Hakan Aydın, Mehmet Ateş, Murat Pulat and Özcan Şimşek. As a result of the evaluation, Halit Bozkuş won the first prize with the photo 'Cantık', Merve Ergin the second with the photo 'Meatballs', and İffet Karaca the third with the photo 'Fruit time'. Ayşe Ayna was honored with the photo 'Şıra', Gürsel Egemen Ergin 'Köfteci7' and Şevki Karaca with her 'Deveci Pear' photo. Ahmet Turan was deemed worthy of the 'Corporate Special Award' with his photo of 'Little Palace Pita Meatballs' and Orhan Akça was deemed worthy of the 'Special Jury Award' with his photo of 'Nectarine Harvest'.

Among the photographs participating in the National Bursa Photographers' Marathon, the works that were deemed worthy of being exhibited were presented to the public at the Cemal Nadir Art Gallery. Prior to the exhibition attended by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş, BUFSAD President Serpil Savaş, Bursa City Council President Şevket Orhan, Honorary Consul of the People's Republic of China Nejat Yahya and photography enthusiasts, the winners of the competition were awarded. In the marathon, TFSF gold medal and 12 thousand 500 TL were awarded to the first place, TFSF silver medal and 10 thousand TL to the second place, and TFSF bronze medal and 7500 TL to the third place. The owners of the works deemed worthy of honorable mention were given 3000 TL each, and the owners of the works deemed worthy of the jury's special award were given a monetary award of 2000 TL each.

Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş said that Bursa is a unique city that has hosted different cultures and civilizations and has historical and natural beauties. Stating that these values ​​should be carried to the future with works in many different fields from theater to photography, from sports to infrastructure, Mayor Aktaş said, “Everyone living in this city has responsibilities. If we all fulfill these responsibilities, we can carry our city to the future in a healthier way. BUFSAD also works to create a memory in the city on a 'voluntary basis'. I thank them. In order to create this awareness, we organize activities for our children. In this respect, a serious infrastructure has been formed in Bursa. We held the first Bursa Photographers Marathon last year with the theme of 'Historical Bazaar and Inns Area and Silk'. We got good feedback. We held the second marathon with the theme of 'The Tastes of Bursa and Bursa Gastronomy Festival'. We organized Bursa's first gastronomy Festival in the last week of October. For a gastronomic city, this festival should have started much earlier. But the second one next year will definitely be more exciting. Our festival, attended by tens of thousands of Bursa residents, left unforgettable tastes on the palate and pleasant moments in the memories.”

Explaining that the registered flavors of Bursa, the city where Ottoman palace cuisine was born, were showcased at the 'Silky Tastes Gastronomy Festival, which lasted for 3 days', Mayor Aktaş said, “We prepared the Bursa Photographers Marathon with the gastronomy theme within the scope of the festival. I would like to thank BUFSAD, TFSF and those who contributed for their cooperation and support. I would like to express my gratitude to those who participated in our competition and congratulate our competitors who deserved to receive awards”.

BUFSAD President Serpil Savaş stated that they are working on a voluntary basis to make Bursa the capital of photography. Stating that they have always seen the support of Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş during this process, Savaş thanked Mayor Alinur Aktaş, who contributed to the organization of Bursa Photographers Marathon, on behalf of his friends.

After the speeches; Photographs that were deemed worthy of display were presented to the people of Bursa.

Günceleme: 03/11/2022 16:03

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