Vedat KONYALI

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  • EDUCATION MS. Project Management in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology, University of Houston 2014, Houston, TX BSc. Business Administration, the Middle-East Technical University (METU), Ankara/TURKEYCHRONOLOGY1982 – 1987 completes BS in Business Administration at Middle East Technical University

     1986 – Starts taking color negatives as an amateur

     1990 – Starts taking Black and White negatives and prints works in Traditional darkroom

     1996 Joins IFSAK – Istanbul Photography and Cinematography Amateurs Association. Four years Auditing Committee engagement

     1993-2005 takes color positives and organizes solo projection shows and joins group activities

     1997 – 2004 joins IlterişTezer’s B&W Photography Group, and develops Traditional Black and White photography skills. Joins Group’s annual group exhibitions and Projection Shows

     1998 – 1999 Selected as the Best Photographer of the Year in Black and White Photography by IFSAK

     2001 – Opens the first Individual Exhibition “The Other Face of the City”

     2004 – Attends Alternative Photography (historic printing techniques) Workshops of Loris Medici. Learns and prints with Cyanotype and Van Dyke printing techniques

    2005 – Incorporates 127ASA Photography Projects Group http://www.127asa.com. Edits web site content and decides design

     2005 – Joins Sara Terry’s Long Term Photo Projects Development in Documentary Photography workshop in Istanbul

     Meets alternative photography photographers and exchanges alternative photography prints in Houston and Austin area

     2005 – John Cleary (Cleary Gallery-now Catherine Couturier Gallery) buys two black and white prints for his private collection

     2005 – Exhibits Alternative Print works with Loris Medici Photo Group in Istanbul

     2005 – Joins The Middle East Technical University (METU) Alumni Association Photo Group and organizes Black & White Photography workshops

     2005 – Exhibits “Four Season Bosporus” project works with METU Alumni Pgotography Group. Curator of exhibition

     2005 – Joins Photo Editorship Workshop instructed by Haluk Cobanoglu

     2004 – 2005 Manages and opens the 127th group IFSAK basic photography students’ photography project exhibition and projection show “Eminönü through my Viewfinder”in Istanbul

     2006 – Exhibits works with IlterişTezer Atelier Photography Group in “Meeting with Istanbul” photo project exhibition in Istanbul

     2006 – Attends Keith Gerling’s Gum Bichromate and Samuel Sandy King’s Carbon Printing workshops

     2006 – Producing printed projects Workshop of Haluk Çobanoğu, completes Sur (The Wall) group project.

     2006 – Exhibits works with METU Photography Group “Hırellez 2006” in Project exhibition

     2007 – Haliç University International Photo Competition Board of Trustees prize winner

     2008 – Becomes a member of Photographic Art Clup – FOTOGEN, Istanbul

     2008 – Incorporates and leads Istanbul Photographic Society. Delivers photography courses for amateur photographers on basic photography and intellectual aspects of photography

    2008-2010 Opens “Living Uskudar” Istanbul Photographic Society’s project exhibition, projection show, prepares project album and finds sponsors, Uskudar Municipality Art Gallery, Istanbul.

     2010-2014 Focuses on his long term projects “Herman Park Diary” and “Time Series” projects

     2010 – Sulukule – In Process of Urban Transformation – projection show at Lille – France

    INDIVIDUAL WORKS / SOLO PROJECTS

    (web site is currently suspended, some of the works can be seen on facebook or http://www.vedatkonyali.wordpress.com)

    2001 – IFSAK 17th İtanbul Photography Days: “The Other Face of the City” Black & White Exhibition, İtanbul

     2002 – İSAK : “Winter in Cappadocia – 1997” slide show, İtanbul

     2003 – OGZALA : “Winter in Cappadocia – 1997-1998” slide show, İtanbul

     2003 – Izmit Halkevleri Buluşası- “The Poor Are Meeting, The Women Are Talking civil activity: “The Others The Other Face of the City” B&W Photography Exhibition

     2004 – İSAK : “Winter in Cappadocia – 1997-1998-1999-2004 collection” slide show, İtanbul

    2005 – Houston Diary – on http://www.vedatkonyali.com

    2005 – Princes Islands – on http://www.vedatkonyali.com

    2005 – Safranbolu, In Trace of the History – on http://www.vedatkonyali.com

    2006 – Macahel, Living at Heights – on http://www.vedatkonyali.com

    2008 – Christmas Lights in Houston – on http://www.vedatkonyali.com

    2008 – The Land Where Civilizations Meet, Exhibition, University of Incarnate Word – San Antonio

    2008 – Sulukule in Process of Urban Transformation – on http://www.vedatkonyali.com

    2008 – The Land Where Civilizations Meet, Exhibition, ATA Turkish Fest, Houston

     2008 – The Only Wheel Carriage – exhibition at Galeri Artist – Istanbul

     2009 – The Only Wheel Carriage – exhibition at Big Island’s Culture Foundation, Big Island-Istanbul

     2008 – The Only Wheel Carriage – exhibition and projection shot at Hungry’s Gallery, Houston

     2009 – The Only Wheel Carriage – projection show at Aksanat Culture Center, Istanbul

     2010 – Sulukule – In Process of Urban Transformation – projection show at Aksanat Culture Center

    GROUP WORKS

    1997 – Black Sea Ereği Photography Days “Children” , B&W Photography Exhibition

     1997 – IFSAK 13rd İtanbul Photography Days “From One Coast to Another” B&W Photography Exhibition

     1998 – IFSAK 14th İtanbul Photography Days “From Village, From City” B&W Photography Exhibition

     2000 – Işı High School “Shores” B&W Photography Exhibition, İtanbul

     2000 – İSAK Shores B&W Photography Exhibition, İtanbul

     2001 – İSAK “Colours of the Autumn” Photography Exhibition, İtanbul

     1996 – İSAK South Eastern Anatolia slide show, İtanbul

     2000 – İSAK “South-East Anatolia” Slide Show, İtanbul

     2005 – METU Alumni Association Photography Group “The Four Season Bosphorus Project” (first Phase) Exhibition

     2005 – İSAK – “Hands and Legs” B&W Photography Exhibition, Istanbul

     2006/April – Fotografevi “The WALL (İtanbul)” project exhibition and book introduction, İtanbul

     2007 – METU Alumni Association Photography Events -1, Group Exhibition.

     2009 – Yasayan Uskudar (The Living Uskudar) – exhibition and projection show at Altunizade Culture Center, Istanbul

     2009 – Yasayan Uskudar (The Living Uskudar) – exhibition at Seven Art Gallery, Istanbul

     2011 – Yasayan Uskudar (The Living Uskudar) – exhibition and projection show at Fotofilm Culture Center, Istanbul

    DEGREES IN CONTESTS

    1997 – Buca Municipality 2nd Photography Contest 1997 “The Poors and Lonely People” The first place

     1998 – 1999 season The Best Photographer of Black and White Photography – IFSAK

     2000 – Çorlu Rotary Club Photography Contest Buket Öğcü Prize

     2000 – Safranbolu 3rd. Photography Contest “The Cultural Herritage and Conservation” third place in Black & White category

     2003 – 11. Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit Photography Competition, in Best Slide Clubs Category, a member of the champion team of IFSAK.

     2007 – Orhan Holding 3rd International Photo Contest – works exhitibed in Black and White category

    2007 – Haliç University 1st International Exhibition of Photography, President of the Board of Trustees Award in BW Category

    PHOTOGRAPHS IN COLLECTIONS

    Glaxo – Turkey, 4 Photographs

    John Cleary Gallery

    Individual Collections

    PUBLICATIONS

    2009 – to date http://www.vedatkonyali.wordpress.com articles in Turkish and English on basics and intellectual aspects of photography

    2010-2011 http://www.dijimecmua.com articles on editing photographs in Photo Shop (HDR, BW conversion, etc.)

     2014 – to date http://www.fotomuz.com articles on basic photography

     2007 – Bizden Yansıalar (Reflections from Us) photo album

     2006 – Sur (The Wall) photo project album with Haluk Cobanoglu (Haluk Çobanoğu)

    PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUPS / SOCIETIES

     Founded 127asa Photo Project Group http://www.127asa.com,

     Dounded Istanbul Photographic Society http://www.istanbulfotograftoplulugu.wordpress.com

    MEMBERSHIPS

    IFSAK – Istanbul Photography and Cinematography Amateurs Association

     FOTOGEN – Photographic Art Club, Istanbul

     ISTANBUL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY – Istanbul

     Volunteering at Houston Fotofest

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