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Çiçek Kıral

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“I would do anything except sitting on a spot and doing nothing for even five minutes” are the exact words Çiçek Kıral uses to describe herself. Born in Germany in 1971, her vision of life completely changed when she returned to her homeland in 1984. She realised that her time spent in Germany shaped her artistic vision in such a way that it defined how she was going to be perceived in Turkey. She looked different at things and she interpreted things differently than her peers around her. For some time – until after her early thirties- she thought there was something odd about her. Then she realised that it was quite easy to spot a person with sight among blind ones and so she started to enjoy her difference. She completed her education in 1994 to graduate as a Linguist from Hacettepe University, which ranked top in her field in Turkey. As for that year she started teaching English as a foreign language in high schools and she still earns her living from it. Meanwhile she did her MA in English Literature and later she also studied Photography for two years at Anadolu University in Eskişehir. She also writes short stories in English. She has a great passion for photography and in the last two years she is mainly into Still Life photography trying to find her light there. She enjoys to lighten up darkness and her work primarily exhibits chiaroscuro lighting aspects. Next to Still Life photography she also enjoys Macro photography in nature and at home.


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