> Uygar Özel 

Independent Artist/Photographer/Photojournalist

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Lives in Izmir, Turkey




Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Visual Arts,

Hogeschool voor Beeldende Kunst 

Amsterdam, Netherlands 2004-2006

D.E.U. Faculty of Fine Arts,

D.E.U Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi

Izmir, Turkey 2004

Anatolian High School of Fine Arts,

Anadolu Güzel Sanatlar Lisesi

Izmir, Turkey 1995


>Member of

L'Association internationale des Arts Plastiques


Fédération Internationale des Journalistes



>Exhibitions & Publishings & Milestones

2001 - Solo photography exhibition, Center of French Culture, Izmir, Turkey.

2001 - Lost Anatolian Leopard. Atlas geography magazine. Photographer. Istanbul, Turkey.

2001 - Gediz Deltası. Atlas geography magazine. Photographer. Istanbul, Turkey.

2004 - Polaroid.com. Visual collection of international Polaroid artists. U.S.A. 

2004 - 'Secret Face' Group art exhibition, Izmir, Turkey.

2005 - Vilem Flusser's 'Towards a Philosophy of Photography' Turkish edition. Cover photo. Istanbul, Turkey.

2009 - 'Spontaneously, One in a Million' Photography exhibition. Center of French Culture. Izmir, Turkey.

2009-2013 - Photographs of famous Turkish people (Ali Sabanci, Orhan Gencebay, Tugay Kerimoglu, Hakki Devrim, Aydin Boysan and more) for Vodafone company. Istanbul, Turkey.

2013 - Participation Festival Voies Off, photography festival, Arles, France.

2013 - Private photographer of President of Mexico and Tourism Minister. Izmir, Turkey.

2014 - Book cover image of author Marc de Bel's book named 'Yoro'. Belgium

2015 - BBC Turkish's documentary about Poet Ilhan Berk. Portrait photo. Istanbul, Turkey.

2016 - Image for 'En Verden af Fodbold'. Football from the world. Author Pelle Mortensen's book. Denmark. 

2016 - Solo photography exhibition. 'Nassara Bonjour'. Izmir, Turkey.

2017 - Solo photography exhibition. 'From Burkina Faso to Japan'. Izmir, Turkey.

2018 - Solo photography exhibition. ' Everywhere & Everything '. Izmir, Turkey.

2018 - Leica Photography International. Master Shots Gallery (online). Germany

2017-2019 - Bornova Kent Magazine. Photographer. Izmir, Turkey

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