Orhan Cem Çetin

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    Orhan Cem Çetin was born in Is­tan­bul. A self taught pho­tog­ra­pher, in 1988, his first solo ex­hi­bi­tion en­ti­tled Fa­mil­iaria , con­sist­ing of hand col­ored paper neg­a­tive prints, at­tracted con­sid­er­able at­ten­tion with its al­ter­na­tive ap­proach to pho­tog­ra­phy. He has par­tic­i­pated in nu­mer­ous solo and group shows ever since, with recog­ni­tion for his focus on a con­cep­tual and in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary ap­proach. In 2000, Çetin re­leased a mini-al­bum, Renk’ar­nasyon, and his book, Be­dava Gergedan (Rhino for Free), a “black humor” col­lec­tion of pho­tog­ra­phy and lit­er­a­ture was pub­lished in 2004. He re­cently com­pleted a bilin­gual photo diary Tut­Keep , soon to be pub­lished as a book. Çetin is also a con­sul­tant on pho­tog­ra­phy and pho­to­graphic tech­nol­ogy, and is a fac­ulty mem­ber of Is­tan­bul Bilgi Uni­ver­sity Fac­ulty of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion as head of the Pho­tog­ra­phy and Video Pro­gram. He grad­u­ated from the De­part­ment of Psy­chol­ogy at Bogazici Uni­ver­sity, Is­tan­bul and re­ceived his MFA de­gree in Vi­sual Com­mu­ni­ca­tion De­sign from Is­tan­bul Bilgi Uni­ver­sity.

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