Engin Özendes
Engin Özendes
She began researching the history of Turkish photography in 1974. In 1990 she was awarded the title Excellence Fiap (ESFIAP) by the Fédération Internationale de L’Art Photographique (FIAP) for her services to photography. June 2004-May 2011 she worked as Curator of Photography Exhibitions at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. In 2016 she was selected Honorary Member by IFSAK (Istanbul Photography and Cinema Amateurs Association).

Works:
36 catalogues, 21 TV Programmes, 7 exhibitions of her collection on Ottoman Photography, as a curator 37 exhibitions in Turkey and 16 exhibitions abroad on contemporary photography.

Publications:
1987 Photography in the Ottoman Empire 1839-1919, Haşet Publications, İstanbul.
1989 Photographer Ali Sami 1866-1936, Haşet Publications, İstanbul (text in Turkish and English).
1992 Türkiye’de Fotoğraf, İletişim Publications, İstanbul.
1995 Abdullah Frères: Ottoman Court Photographers, Yapı Kredi Publications, İstanbul (Turkish and English editions).
1998 The First Ottoman Capital: Bursa, Yapı Endüstri Publications, İstanbul (Turkish and English editions).
1999 The Second Ottoman Capital: Edirne, Yapı Endüstri Publications, İstanbul (Turkish and English editions).
1999 The Last Ottoman Capital: Istanbul, Yapı Endüstri Publications, İstanbul (Turkish and English editions).
1999 From Sébah & Joaillier to Foto Sabah: Orientalism in Photography, Yapı Kredi Publications, İstanbul (Turkish and English editions).
1999 Photography in Turkey, Tarih Vakfı Publications, İstanbul (text in Turkish and English).
2000 Merhaba Atina Here Istanbul, Tarih Vakfı Publications, İstanbul (text in Turkish, Greek and English).


Publishing Activities:
1976-1981 Publisher and editor of Yeni Fotoğraf magazine.
1978 Publisher and editor of the Turkish Photography Year Book.
1980 Publisher and editor of the Turkish Photography Year Book.
1989 Feature supplement to mark the 150th anniversary of photography for Hürriyet newspaper’s Gösteri magazine.
1994 Consultant for Photo GLOBE magazine.