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Turkey’s First Photography Museum
© Sunday's Zaman, Isa Simsek
The Istanbul Photography Museum opened its doors on November 20 at the Kadirga Cultural Center, in Fatih. The first of its kind in Turkey, the museum will also serve as a cultural center. To celebrate its opening, two temporary exhibitions will be on display, in addition to the permanent collection.
Situated on a 1,000-square-meter site, The Istanbul Photography Museum aims to support amateur and professional photographers in Turkey. According to officials, the Museum will also serve as a cultural center to develop the art of photography through collections, exhibitions, publications, photography archives, a library, events, projects and lectures.