Street Vendors in Istanbul exhibition opens
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
AA photoA new exhibition organized by the Istanbul Amateur Photography and Cinema Society (IFSAK) in collaboration with the Turkish Foundation for Children in Need of Protection (Koruncuk) Foundation titled “Street Vendors in Istanbul” has opened at the IFSAK center in Beyoğlu.
Speaking about the exhibition, Koruncuk Foundation Bolluca Children’s Village Coordinator Serkan Çıtlak said the street vendor project had come to life after three months of work.
“Children worked in the lost occupations on the streets of Istanbul [while realizing the project],” he said.
Çıtlak said art was a way for children to express themselves, and continued:
“They had lots of fun when working on the project. They had a chance to learn about the occupations on the street. There were 20 children working on the project and we have some 40 photos in the exhibition. These children show us the occupations that we don’t realize in our social life.”
IFSAK executive board member Esin Koç said they worked with the Koruncuk Foundation on some social responsibility projects, and added, “The officials of the foundation told us that the children wanted to make a project on photography education and asked if we could do it together. Of course we became very pleased.”
Koç said the foundation had an education unit. “We already have volunteers who work towards photography education. We have formed a team with these volunteers and determined a theme. Then we traveled with the children. Theoretical classes and travel were organized first, then meetings. Finally, the exhibition has been finished.”
The exhibition will continue through June 24.