‘In Social Isolation’ photography competition started
The terms "quarantine" and "pandemic" through the eyes of university students who had to be confined to their homes around the world due to the coronavirus epidemic became subject of photography competition. The “In Social Isolation” titled photography competition organized by Art Coordinatorship of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) started with the slogan of “Pandemic through Your Lens". Applications will be accepted at www.ieu.edu.tr/photocompetition/tr/ internet address until 1 September 2020.
IUE Art Coordinator Sinemis Eser Akaoğlu noted that due to the Covid 19 outbreak, we all experience a life that we could not have imagined before. Stating that under social isolation conditions young people found many new and creative ways, Akaoğlu said that they took the pandemic period under control and turn it into a creative process.
Akaoğlu said, “We, as Izmir University of Economics, are organizing a photography competition and exhibition with the slogan of “Pandemic through Your Lens” in order to see and show the “pandemic”, "social Isolation", and the "new normal" that comes after, through the eyes of all the world youth, with an artistic perspective. We want them to explain this difficult experience, the new way of life and what they feel through the art of photography.”
THE EXHIBITION WILL BE HOSTED BY DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES
Indicating that the first prize will be 3 thousand TL, second prize 2 thousand TL and third prize 1 thousand TL, Akaoğlu said that the competition and the exhibition to be held afterwards will form the visual archive of this extraordinary period through the eyes of the youth. Emphasizing that the students, who are entitled to exhibit, will host the exhibition at their universities by taking turns, Akaoğlu stated that students could participate with no more than three color or black and white photographs taken between March until September.