One of the most prominent contemporary photographers, Ahmet Ertuğ, will open an exhibition 'Vanishing point' in Dubrovnik today, December 14th in the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik at 7 pm.
In his long-time professional work, Ahmet Ertuğ uses a unique approach that is consistently traced through his photographic work - architectural elements as a whole detail, whether constructive or decorative.
For the Dubrovnik exhibition, with which he will present himself for the first time to the Croatian audience, 20 photographs of large format of representative interior of buildings photographed in Italy and Dubrovnik were selected. Ertuğ came to Dubrovnik with his team at the end of September because of the invitation of the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik. He was here for six days, shooting early in the morning to avoid tourist crowds and catch the empty and hidden spaces of the City.
With his photography method he reconciles a modern and traditional way of photographing, using hand-made modern versions of older cameras made in Switzerland and Austria, and works are being printed in New York and Düsseldorf. Looking at him as he photographed with a black cape over his head, shooting a photo through the so-called " "Ground glass", the feeling was that he really creates something wonderful.
Works from this exhibition, including five photographs taken in Dubrovnik, will be part of the exhibition that will be shown in France in 2018 and 2019 under the patronage of the "Center des Monuments Nationaux", thus fulfilling the mission of the MOMA Dubrovnik - promoting Dubrovnik's cultural heritage.
Ahmet Ertuğ was born in 1949. After studying architecture in London, he was trained in England, Iran and Turkey. Ertuğ discovered his photography love during his studies, by recording the street life of West and East London. His devotion to photography started after receiving the prestigious scholarship of the Japanese Foundation for Photography of Traditional Japanese Architecture.
Ertuğ’s photography projects of architectural heritage have been published in more than 30 of the most important art books and he had solo exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, Vienna, Istanbul and numerous other locations. He has photographed some of the most important opera houses, libraries and theatres.