BURAK ŞENBAK Born in 1965, Istanbul Turkey. Mechanical engineer with M.B.A. and freelance photographer. Lives in Istanbul, Turkey.
Secretary General for the period 2011-2013 and Vice President of the Board for 2013-20145at İFSAK (Istanbul Photography & Cinema Amateurs’ Club – a non-profit association standing for 59 years).
Member of RPS (The Royal Photographic Society),
Member of PSA (Photographic Society of America), National Membership Director for Turkey.
Member of GPU (Global Photographic Union (Ex UPI)),
Member of FIAP (The International Federation of Photographic Art),
Member of TFSF (Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey),
Honorary Member of Sille SanatSarayı (Sille Art Gallery),
Founding member of BÜFOD (Büyükçekmece Photography Club),
Member of İFSAK (Istanbul Photography & Cinema Amateurs’ Club),
Member of BOFSAD (Halikarnas Bodrum Photographic Arts Club),
Participated to many exhibitions. His essays and critics about photography topics published on many web sites and magazines. Curator of many different photography projects\exhibitions. Rendered consultancy services to many clubs, institutions and companies on national and international level including but not limited to project management, photography workshops, events, photography days and juror. Approved expert for courts on photography related law cases.
Conducts workshops both in Turkish & English at photo clubs, private companies, public institutions, universities about photography, advanced shooting skills, lenses, light,composition, HDR, Panoramic Photography, Infrared Photography, Night Photography, Portrait and Photoshop.
2014 – Until we come back, İstanbul Turkey
2018 – Diversity, Malinski Photo Festival, Kumanovo Makedonia
2018 – In short, Human, Frig Photo Festival, Afyon Turkey
2018 – Moments of Time, 1. International Culture and Art Festival Midyat – TasarımFoundation, Faruk Malhan.
Winner of more than 800 awards– around 40 being medals – at International photography competitions in less than 3 years with more than 120 different of his works in more than 30 different countries.
2012, Received FIAP’s AFIAP title.
2013, Received FIAP’s EFIAP title.
2013, “Photographer of the Year Award” winner of İFSAK.
2014, Received FIAP’s EFIAP\b title.
2014, Received GPU’s Aphrodite Title
2015, Received GPU’s Hermes Title.
2015, Winner of 9th. Sami Güner Cup.
2015, Winner of “YunusNadi Photography Award” of Cumhuriyet Newspaper, the most prestigious award of Turkey.
2016, Winner of Chrystal Seagull Award of KALİD.
2016, Photographic Society of America (PSA) National Membership Director for Turkey.
2017, His photographic profile and some of his works published at Prof. GülerErtan’s book “Photography from 1960 to Today”
2018, First and sole winner of İFSAK Baha Gelenbevi Cup.
SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAHY AWARDS;
2015; His work “Cold” was chosen for COMMENDED LIST among 79.000 photographs from 171 different countries. The same work won “National Award” for Turkey”.
2016; His work “Cold” won “National Award” for Turkey”. Two consecutive years, 2 awards from Sony WPO.
2017; His work “Fishing Nets” was chosen for COMMENDED LIST (the first 50 photographs) among 106.000 photographs from 182 different countries.
Likes to shoot panoramic and infra-red photographs including portraits shot with wide angle lenses.