"YILDIZ MORAN: A MOUNTAIN TALE" EXHIBITION AT ISTANBUL MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY In its last 2018 exhibition, entitled "Yıldız Moran: A Mountain Tale", Istanbul Modern Photography Gallery brings together a selection of Yıldız Moran's photos, some of which came to light for the first time. The exhibition, opened on 24 November, looks closely at the artist's twelve-year photo journey.

With 86 black and white photographs of Yıldız Moran, Turkey’s first academically trained professional woman photographer, the exhibition pays an homage to the artist, who would be 86 this year, had she lived.

Moran, one of the most important photographers of the 1950s, dedicated twelve years of her life to photography, from 1950 to 1962. Curated by Merih Akoğul, "Yıldız Moran: A Mountain Tale" focuses on 86 black and white photographs taken over the course of 12 years on a variety of subjects, including nature, abstraction, portraits, everyday life, Anatolia, Istanbul, and places abroad, some of which exhibited for the first time.

Born in Istanbul on July 24, 1932, Yıldız Moran left Robert College in the senior year in 1950 and went to England to study photography. Following her two-year photography education at Bloomsbury Technical College and Ealing Technical College in England, she began working alongside John Vickers, the famous photographer of the Old Vic Theatre.

Moran opened her first exhibition at Cambridge in 1953. She held five more exhibitions in London in 1954. In the same year, after preparing a photo book covering Spain and Portugal, she returned to Turkey.

Following five exhibitions in Turkey opened between 1955 and 1962, the artist, held her last exhibition in Istanbul in 1970, after which she only participated in retrospective exhibitions. Yıldız Moran passed away on April 15, 1995, leaving an indelible mark on Turkish photography with her photographs. 

The exhibition "Yıldız Moran: A Mountain Tale" can be seen at Istanbul Modern Photography Gallery until May 12, 2019.

For detailed information about the exhibition: https://www.istanbulmodern.org/en/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/yildiz-moran-a-mountain-tale_2201.html