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Yusuf Tuvi

Yusuf Tuvi

Yusuf Tuvi, was born in İzmir in 1938.

He graduated from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Faculty of Istanbul Technical University in 1960.

He took up photography in 1974.

In 1983, he was awarded the title of AFIAPby FIAP (The International Federation of Photographic Art).

His photographs were featured in the exhibitions Kazlıçeşme (1986), Surlar (1986) and Birikimler(1989), and also in the books named Birikimler, which were all coordinated by the FOG Grouphe founded together with his colleagues, Nevzat Çakır, İlyas Göçmen, İzzet Keribar, Mehmet Kısmet and Bülent Özgören in 1984.

Four of his photographs were included and exhibited in the collection of the Istanbul Modern Art Museum.

His photo-documentary named Basmane and Hotels Street, a year’s work, which he prepared together with the photographer Birol Üzmez, was made into an exhibition. In 2012, he was given the award of Contribution in the Conservation of Historical, Environmental and Cultural Assets by the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality.

His works have been featured in many personal exhibitions, magazines and almanacs, and also in a book entitled New York.

Yusuf Tuvi’s retrospective including his photographs of nearly forty years, from 1980’s onwards, was exhibited in Izmir, in 2016 and one year later in Istanbul. The book of the exhibition, A Life Adventure Through The Lenswas published.

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