This is the face of climate change in Turkey, as captured by professional and amateur photographers for a competition organized by the British Council as part of its global climate change program. In 2009, the group recruited 14 Climate Advocates from Challenge Europe Project in Turkey. Ranging in age from 21 to 34, and including artists, students, engineers, and businesspeople, the youthful team created the “Capture Climate Change ” photo contest as one of its key educational projects in Turkey.
The competition was open to participants of ages 18 and over who were willing to show effects of Climate Change in Turkey through photographs that they take
When the Capture Climate Change competition winners were announced - the jury selected 3 finalists in 2 categories and 20 photographs to be exhibited.
270 amateur and professional photographers from all over Turkey have participated in the competition with 590 photos and the best photographs were selected in 2 categories, Standard and Manipulated.
The 1st. prize winner in “Standard” category is Salih Ağır
2nd. prize winner is Tayfun Keçecioğlu
3rd prize winner is ibrahim Ayşil
© İbrahim Ayşil/British Council Turkey
This aqueduct on the outskirts of Istanbul provided water to the city starting in the mid-1500s. Due to poor planning, the reservoir it tapped has dried up.
1st. prize winner in “Manipulated” or Imaginative category is Noah Arjoman,
© Noah Arjoman/British Council Turkey -
Children of Nomadic shepherds play in the Bingol province, where until recent years locusts were very rare
2nd. prize winner is Melih Sular
© Melih Sular/British Council Turkey - Dense smoke created by the increasing pollution as a result of industrialization
and 3rd prize winner is Volkan Zengin.
And one more from the manipulated category - by Tacettin Yüksel:
© Tacettin Yüksel/British Council Turkey - Climate Change