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Publications focused on theory including photographers


Another bottleneck are Turkish art photography publications. They are highly important in promoting a perspective of photography as art and introducing the work of both Turkish and international photographers to professionals and the general public. Photography publications do not manage to survive longer than a few years in Turkey due to lack of financial resources. Geniş Açı and İz are two famous and important publications whose past issues are still sold in bookstores in Turkey and are collected. Yet they no longer have the means to continue. Technical magazines are the only ones to survive in the publication market. This problem is also reflected in academia: major publications which are translated are always on technical subjects. Hence, there is a shortage of publications that deal with the artistic aspects of photography. Turkish photography would benefit from Dutch-Turkish book translations on theoretical reflections on photography.