Aydın Doğan Award to honor photography artist
ISTANBUL - Dogan News Agency
Photography artist Ozan Sağdıç will be presented with the Aydın Doğan Award.The Aydın Doğan Award, has been organized by the Aydın Doğan Foundation since 1996 in the name of its founder, will be given this year in the field of photography.
The Selective Committee, which is headed by Hürriyet Publishing Consultant Doğan Hızlan and includes Ersin Alok, Ozan Bilgiseren, Güler Ertan, Kamil Fırat, Ara Güler, Sabit Kalfagil, Sebati Karakurt, İzzet Keribar and Engin Özendes, held a meeting March 13 and unanimously selected Ozan Sağdıç due to his contributions to the visual memory of the Turkish Republic since 1950s.
The selective committee also decided to present the Service Award to the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Photography Department due to its contributions to the field of photography.
Every year the Aydın Doğan Award is awarded to one person in a different field. The fields for the awards are determined in accordance with current issues and the preferences of the public.
Born in 1934, Sağdıç’s photographs have appeared in many magazines, reportages, and publications.
Besides being a photo journalist, he served as a stage photographer at the State Theaters between
1960 and 1970. Sağdıç also taught the art of photography at Ankara University and Hacettepe University.
Sağdıç was admitted as an honorable member in the Ankara Photographers Association (AFSAD).