After the great successes of Krakow, Barcelona, Budapest,Sicily, Marrakech, Lisbon, Copenaghen,Prague and Athens, Let me Italian you is ready to launch the first and exclusive edition of DISCOVER ISTANBUL. It will be a unique and exclusively edition for this year!
"Istanbul has it all: over 2500 years of history, culture, and traditions, amazing landmarks, vibrant nightlife, and breathtaking views. This transcontinental metropolis is a fast-paced cultural melting pot you can’t afford to miss."
DISCOVER ISTANBUL is an innovative project whose purpose is to make the participants live a professional experience for those who love photography and video making.
The main goal of the project is to valorise and promote the magical and ancient city of Istanbul, in Turkey, through photos, reportage, videos made by photographers (amateurs or not) from different places of the world. DISCOVER ISTANBUL wants to enrich the professional and academic path of the photographer, moreover it wants to enrich his portfolio.
DISCOVER ISTANBUL is supported by Bilgi University.
The two tours of the cities is organized in collaboration with Better go Turkey, a professional local guide,who knows all the sights of Istanbul and will take you on a guided tour . Exactly:
1° Tour: "The Imperial Tour". It includes: Hagia Sophia (Saint Sophia); Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque - Sultanahmet Blue Mosque; Hippodrome; German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk of Thedosius; Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine; Grand Bazaar (Covered Market).
2° Tour: "Ottoman Splendours". It includes: Topkapi Palace Holy Mantle; Chaber of sacred relics; Nuruosmaniye Mosque.
Further, we will visit the outstanding location of: Süleymaniye Mosque. It is built on top of the third hill of historical Istanbul and it is one of the biggest mosques of the city.
In order to improve participants’ professional and academic skills, there will be several workshops and photoshooting:
- Lecture "The Personal as Political" lead by the professor Yağız Yeşilkaya at the prestigious Bilgi University
- Worshop "Architectural Photography" organized by Delphine Gidoin
- Worshop "Portrait Photography" organized by Delphine Gidoin
- Outdoor Photoshoot with local models at Gülhane Park
Exclusively for this edition, we are going to have as the main photographer teacher: the photographer Delphine Gidoin will support the participant during all the days of the projects. She will offer full time availability if someone has questions or need close attention. Delphine lives in Barcelona, where she uses her camera to capture the small moments that make up the city around her. What is striking with Delphine is that she's got an eye for leading lines, lightings and a sensibility for the beautiful things surrounding her.
How is DISCOVER ISTANBUL organized and what is its output?
The role of participant is to take photos of Istanbul' beauties during each guided tours. You will work alone or in pair (your fellow could be one your friend). The project lasts 4 days.
Here is the agenda:
Thursday 22 April
09:15 – 09:30 Opening & Welcoming from Let me Italian You
09:30 – 12:00 First Tour of Istanbul with Better Go Turkey (see above the details)
15:30 – 17:30 Workshop “Portrait Photography” lead by Delphine Gidoin
Friday 23 April
10:00 – 12:30 Second Tour of Istanbul with Better Go Turkey (see above the details)
16:00 - 18:00 Lecture "The Personal as Political " at Bilgi University
Saturday 24 April
10:30 – 12:30 Outdoor Photoshoot with models at the stunning Gülhane Park
16:30 - 18:00 Workshop "Architectural Photography" lead by Delphine Gidoin
Sunday 25 April
10:00 – 12:00 Visit of Süleymaniye Mosque
12:00 – 12:30 Issue of Attendance certificates and Good bye
At the end of the project, each participant shall receive an Attendance certificates signed by the Let me Italian you team and all its partners.
Plus, in order to bring more visibility to the work done during the project, each participant will submit 20 photos with their credits to Let me Italian you and the photos will be published by our official Flickr & Instagram (@letmeitalianyou) accounts.