Orhan Cem Çetin
A self taught photographer, Çetin was born in Istanbul in 1960. He graduated from the Department of Psychology at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and received his MFA degree in Visual Communication Design at Istanbul Bilgi University.
He opened his first solo exhibition “Familiaria” in 1988. His work attracted considerable attention with its alternative approach to photography. Numerous solo and group shows have followed ever since. Orhan Cem Çetin is recognized for his focus on a conceptual and interdisciplinary approach.
Today, Çetin earns his living as an artist, a photographer, a consultant on photography and photographic technology, and as a lecturer, currently teaching at Galata Academy of Photography and Bahçeşehir Uni. Dept. Of Photography and Video.
Çetin is a member of the advisory board at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum Photography Gallery.
His personal works, essays, and critiques are published in various printed periodicals as well as e-zines. In 2000, Orhan Cem Çetin released a mini-album, Renk’arnasyon and his book, Bedava Gergedan (Rhino for Free), a “black humor” collection of photography and literature was published in 2004.
Çetin is representted by Sanatorium Gallery, Istanbul