Master Of Fine Arts
She was born in 1971 in Erzurum, Turkey. She is married and she has a son. She lives in Cappadocia. She is an expert of Health Management and an expert of Fine Arts. She is a retired nurse. She acts as a jury member in international photography competitions as well as preparing social responsibility projects and she also teaches photography. She executes the mission of photography delegate of Cappadocia.
She wrote a thesis on "The Use of Photography in the Health Sector and Its Development in the Historical Process" for her Photography and Video Master’s Degree at Haliç University. She became the chapter author of the book Management-Organization & Surgical Practices in the Operating Room. She applied "Art Therapy" with her photographs to patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who received rehabilitation therapy at Nevşehir Community Mental Health Center. The healing power of art was included in the Best Practice Examples of Lifelong Learning in 2020 by the Ministry of National Education.
She has won more than 300 awards and acceptances in national and international photography competitions; EFIAP (Excellent-FIAP) in 2018 by International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), India Sigma Academy of Photography India Hon in 2019. Fellowship and honorary titles have been given by photography organizations in many countries of the world. (Hon.FSAP, Hon.PG.NG, Hon.APF, Hon.FTPAS, Hon.PIPC, Hon.FPMP, Hon. Adv.PPI, CMP.PPI, Hon.CPE, Hon.M.GCPC, Hon.Vedanta, Hon. GMPIPC )
The photographs she has produced have appeared in many group photography exhibitions, books and magazines. She is a member of Altınoran Thougth and Art Platform, Fotografmetre and Association of Women Photographers.
She has opened sixteen personal photography exhibitions so far.
“Women Labourers”, 2014, “From Life to Death”, 2014, “Miracle Food”, 2015, “Blue Colour of Freedom”, 2015, “Tale of Cappadocia”, 2017, “The Nature of Women”, 2017, “Benin / African Children”, 2018 , “Woman Artist & Women’s Artists of the Future”, 2019, “Children of the World”, 2019, “Tranquil City, Nevsehir”, 2019, “Silent Colours of Cappadoccia” Photo and Art Therapy Picture Exhibition, 2019, “Tale of Winter in Cappadocia”, 2019, “Silent Colours of World” Photo and Art Therapy Picture Exhibition, 2019, “Ganvie-Benin-Africa”, 2020, “Foreigners in Nevşehir”, 2021, “Churches of Cappadocia from the Middle Ages to the Present”, 2022
A Tale of Cappadocia
Each settlement in Cappadocia has witnessed different civilizations in different times. Cappadocia, that has hosted Hittite, Assyrian, Persian, Phrygian, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and eventually Turkey, means Katpatuka – ‘Land of Beautiful Horses’ in Persian. The region was called later Cappadocia in Greek. Roman and East Roman (Byzantium) Empires were the civilizations that left the most important structures in the region. The development of culture and art tourism in the region has mainly been for these empires.
Cappadocia region was formed by various geological phenomena thousands of years ago. These geological phenomena have shaped the fairy chimneys with or without caps which are a symbol of the region. These unique formations take Cappadocia to eternity. Although the outer parts of the fairy chimneys were formed by nature, the people who lived here caverned out the chimneys in order to shelter and build cities. They constructed approximately 200 underground cities and churches. Unique textures and frescoes can be seen inside these structures.During the 8th century, in order to proselytize Christianity in Anatolia, 600 churches were built by people who wanted to experience religion in the area where the Open-Air Museum of Cappadocia is located today. These churches, 400 of which have survived up till now, were built through fascinatingly carving the Fairy Chimneys out and the frescos inside these churches stands in the heartland of Turkish art history. The birth and the crucifixion of Christ and slices of his life were frequently depicted in these frescos. This has caused Cappadocia to become a notable center of culture and religion in the world.
Everything that you will experience in Cappadocia will be good for your soul. You should come to this ancient region to explore and enjoy its unique beauty.