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Yusuf Tuvi

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1938 Izmir born photographer studied electric and electronics engineering in 1960. His journey in photography started lately in 1974 and  in 1983, he was awarded the title of AFIAP by FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique ).

His photography was presented several times in solo and collective exhibition in his country (“Kazlıçeşme” 1986, “Surlar” 1986 and “Birikimler”1989 ) and around the world. He is the cofounder of the group FOG together with colleagues Nevzat Çakır, İlyas Göçmen, İzzet Keribar, Mehmet Kısmet and Bülent Özgören.  The group has managed all works of his exhibitions and publications.

Some of his artworks were presented in the collection of Istanbul Modern Art Museum. Tuvi exhibited two photography documentaries “Basane”and “Hotels Street”.

The photographer collected most of his art works in his books ” Birikimler”.

The retrospective of the artist was exhibited in 2016 and lately the book of this retrospective was published with the name “A Life Adventure Through The Lens”.

As a member of Istanbul IFSAK and Izmir IFOD Foundations, he continues to share his passion and experience in photography with young photographers.


  • Ballentine’s Finest Special Award (UK, 1994)
  • 6th Istanbul International FIAP Photography Contest “FIAP Silver Medal” Award (Turkey, 1991)
  • Foto Creativ Magazine First Prize (Germany, 1986)
  • Foto Creativ Magazine First Prize (Germany, 1985)
  • 7th Reus International FIAP Photography Contest “FIAP Bronze Medal” Award (Spain, 1985)
  • Enka Holding Art Foundation Photography Contest First Prize and mention (Turkey, 1985)
  • 8th IFSAK National Photography Contest Second Prize (Turkey, 1984)
  • 1st State Photography Contest Third Prize (Turkey, 1983)
  • Kodak Film “Children Within Life’’ Contest First Prize (Turkey, 1982)


Yusuf Tuvi