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İzzet Keribar

İzzet Keribar

Izzet Keribar was born in Istanbul – Turkey, in 1936. Since his early teens, he developed

a great interest toward photography, and while in the military service, as an

officer in the Turkish Armed Forces in Korea, he became the official photographer of

the Turkish Unit.

In 1980, after a long intermission, he decided to start again photography . Since then he

never stopped, organized countless photo trips inside and outside Turkey, thus creating

one of the most formidable stock images archive in the country.

He became a Honorary member of Ifsak, the leading Photoclub,  and  received both

A.Fiap and E.Fiap distinctions in 1985 and 1988.  After many years of consecutive

slide shows, personal exhibitions, and prizes , his name became well known in Turkey.

Later, in 1991 the French Government gave him a “ Chevalier dans l’ordre dees Arts Académique “ distinction, and during the same year he won the 2d prize of National Geographic Traveler magazine contest, first prize of the Jerusalem Post, among thousands of participants.  In 1993, three new important prizes came from Ballantine’s ( 2d, 3d and a honorable mention ) in 1997 he won the  Fujifilm European Press awards 1stprize, in 2000 a merit prize from National Geographic, and in 2001 the FUJIFILM Press awards Millenium prize in Copenhagen. Izzet Keribar is also the owner of one of the most prestigious prises.. The Grand Artistic prize bestowed by the Ministry of Culture in 2012.

During the last 10 years, his work was published in Turkey’s leading magazines, such as Atlas, Skylife , and abroad, in  Lonely Planet  guides , Altair , National Geographic Traveler, GEO,  and many others. In 1999 he published his first book “ Terra Magica”   in which a collection of his best work can be seen. At this moment, his new book, “ The Synagogues of Turkey” has been published , it is his seventh book. After that 5 more  books have been published , the latest being  “ a Story of Bursa “ sponsored by the Bursa Municipality

Since 1997, Izzet Keribar’s only occupation has become  photography, which he now practices as a professional freelancer. He has formed a team which  helps him in assignments.  He  teaches photography and photoshop  in various organizations  and is asked to participate in selection committees in photography competitions quite often.. He devotes most his time shooting the Turkey panorama,  but still organizes trips abroad, and  with his team  he takes shooting assignments such as, factories, hotels,museums,  holiday villages, interior decoration, collections etc.  Nowadays he uses mainly his  NIKON systems, with digitals cameras such as D850 and D750 with a large array of  the best lenses.


Izzet Keribar