Coskun Asar / go to photographers page
homepage: www.photoaraf.comBiography: Was born in Turkey in 1974. He began photography in 1995. Studied Journalism and Cinema in the Marmara University Communication Faculty. Worked in MIHA (Marmara University Communication Faculty News Agency) as a photojournalist. Started to take his first personal project which is entitled “Children in Darkness” at the same time in university and followed this project nearly seven years. Particapated for World Press Photo three years seminars in Turkey. Studied in Nordens Fotoskola in Sweden with the scholarship from Swedish Institute. Teached in Galatasaray University about photojournalism and documantary photography. He was invited for Leica Exhibition for the 50th Anniversary of LEICA M series with selected twenty photographer from the world. Worked as a freelance photographer for domestic and foreign newspapers, magazines and agencies. hi He is one of the founders of photo_araf. He works for his personal projects and photo-roportages in photo_araf. Lives and works in Istanbul. Exhibitions: -Il'Altra Istanbul (The Other face of Istanbul), group exhibition, Muse d'ell Ara Pacis in Rome in 2007. -Children in Darkness, solo exhibition in Istanbul in 2007. -Sulukule, the Remaining, group exhibition in Istanbul in 2007. -Children in Darkness, solo exhibition , 4.Uludag University Photography Festival in Bursa in 2007. -Journey to The Spring, solo exhibition, Fotografevi in Istanbul in 2007. -National Geographic Turkey Photograps group exhibition in Washinton in 2007. -Journey to The Spring, solo exhibition, Focusing on The Life Of Roma in Europe, Sofia in 2006. -IFSAK 1th International Istanbul Bienal Faunus Project, grup exhibition in Istanbu in 2006. -Leica M series 50th years anniversary exhibition '24X36' in Leica Galeries in The World, 2004-2006. World Press Seminars 2001-2003, group exhibition in Amsterdam in 2004. -Slams of İstanbul, group exhibition, IFSAK International Photography Festival in İstanbul in 2001. -Abondoned Children, group exhibition in İstanbul in 1998. -Infinitive Realities, group exhibition in Istanbul in 1997. Publications: -Il'Altra Istanbul (The other Face of Istanbul), Exhibition catalog, 2007. -İz Magazine No:3, Portfolio, 2006. -Sanat Dünyamız, Portfolio, No:95, YKY, 2005 -Environment, World Press Photo project book in 2004. -Gender, World Press Photo project book in 2004. -Turkish Photojournalists Calendar in 1999 wiht twelve photographer. -Miha Colletive Reportages, book, Inkılap Publications, 2001.