Engin Özendes
A Road Story

Curators' Tour

January 9, 2020 / 19:00

At the 180th anniversary of invention of photography and the first photography trip that took place in 1839, A Road Story: 180 Years of Photography exhibition brings together interpretations and perspectives of photographers who explore the same route with today’s techniques. As part of exhibition, an exhibition tour with the curator Engin Özendes will be organized on January 19, at 19.00.

About Engin Özendes
Özendes began her research on the history of Turkish photography in 1974. Her articles were published in numerous local and foreign newspapers, magazines and encyclopedias. She was a member of many selection committees, delivered lectures and created TV programs.

She worked as the editor-in-chief of Yeni Fotoğraf magazine from 1976 until 1981, the editor-in-chief and owner of Türk Fotoğraf Yıllığı 1978 until 1980, and publication advisor of Photo GLOBE magazine in 1994. In 1987, she published her first book Photography in the Ottoman Empire 1839-1919 from Haşet Publishers. This was followed by fourteen books on the history and contemporary era of Turkish photography. In 1989, she edited the special supplement titled “150. Anniversary of Photography” for Hürriyet Gösteri magazine.

For her studies on photography, she was granted the Excellence Fiap (ESFIAP) distinction by Fédération Internationale de L’Art Photographique (FIAP) in 1990.

She opened nearly seventy exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. She edited 36 books for these exhibitions. From 2004 until 2012, she worked as the curator of Photo Exhibitions at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. Since 2017, she has served as curator of Mysia Photography Museum at Nilufer Municipality, and also continued her independent work.

She became a Member of IFSAK (Istanbul Photography and Cinema Amateurs Association) in 2016, and Honorary Member of BUFSAD (Bursa Photographic Art Association) in 2017. In December 2019, she received the Photography Award of the Year from IFSAK.

The tour will be in Turkish. 
Admission: 30 TL  (Free for Friends of the Museum) 
Tickets can be purchased on Biletix.
Or to book please e-mail: 
resepsiyon@peramuzesi.org.tr
Places are limited.

A Road Story

At the 180th anniversary of invention of photography and the first photography trip that took place in 1839, A Road Story: 180 Years of Photography exhibition brought together interpretations and perspectives of photographers who explored the same route with today’s techniques.

A Road Story

The Golden Horn

The Golden Horn

When regarding the paintings of Istanbul by western painters, Golden Horn has a distinctive place and value. This body of water that separates the Topkapı Palace and the Historical Peninsula, in which monumental edifices are located, from Galata, where westerners and foreign embassies dwell, is as though an interpenetrating boundary.

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Knowledge of plants and the practice of healing are closely entwined. The toxic or hallucinogenic nature of some roots, and the dangers associated with picking them, conferred a mythical or magical character and power. 

Game of Mangala

Game of Mangala

Three figures in Eastern dress are shown in repose against an exotic landscape, smoking pipes and playing mangala. Inventories of the royal collections from 1739 identify the members of this group as the royal eunuch Matthias and two odalisques.