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The Beyoğlu Culture Road Festival kicked off with a special event for the Atatürk Cultural Center. FOTOMARATON, which was held in the presence of the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy and the participation of 1,500 photographers from all over Turkey, carried the enthusiasm of the festival to Taksim Square. Beyoğlu Culture Road Festival will bring together 4,953 artists with Istanbulites in more than 1,500 events until June 12.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Beyoğlu Cultural Road Festival kicked off for the Atatürk Cultural Center with the PHOTOMARATON event attended by 1,500 photographers from all over Turkey. The event, where thousands of photographers gathered in front of Atatürk Cultural Center to photograph Beyoğlu Culture Road, portrayed Taksim Square with colorful images, took place with the participation of Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Culture and Tourism.

The 6-hour PHOTOMARATON, brought to life by the Photography Organizations Association, kicked off with an enthusiastic procession on Istiklal Street. An exciting competition was also held in the context of the event, which was open to amateur and professional photography enthusiasts with 3 different themes determined at Atatürk Cultural Center, Şişhane and Galataport points. Phones and earphones were presented to Galataport to the top three winners of the photographers who submitted their chosen photo for each theme at the end of PHOTOMARATON.

Photo marathon will contribute to tourism

The Photomarathon is a competitive and fun event in which participants take a series of photos within a predetermined time and within the framework of the themes explained at the starting points.

Photographers can only participate in photo marathons with digital cameras, smartphones and tablets. Entrants must not disrupt the frames they captured during the photo marathon using photo editing programs such as Photoshop.

Organized as part of the Beyoğlu Cultural Road Festival, PHOTOMARATON will make a significant contribution to tourism in the region by drawing attention to Istanbul’s cultural heritage through photography.

More than 1,500 events until June 12

Beyoğlu Cultural Road Festival brings Istanbul’s cultural and artistic life to the world stage, hosting more than 1,500 events lasting until June 12. 3 open air stages, 15 street stages and 4 street events organized as part of the festival will carry the festival enthusiasm throughout the city. The events, which will be held with 53 stakeholders from cultural and artistic institutions in 40 locations and 62 halls, where 4 thousand 953 experienced local and foreign artists will participate, will bring together everyone from 7 to 70 in Istanbul under the unifying force of art.

The venues of the Beyoğlu Culture Road Festival, which will be held on the 4.1-kilometer Beyoğlu Culture Road route from Atatürk Cultural Center to Galataport, are as follows:

Atatürk Cultural Center, Akbank Art, Academy Beyoğlu, Hope Alkazar, Istanbul Cinema Museum, Beyoğlu Municipality Istiklal Art Gallery, Grand Pera Emek Stage, Grand Pera Cercle d’Orient, French Cultural Center, Galata Tower, Galata Mevlevi House, Galataport, Garibaldi Stage , Koç University Anamed, Istanbul Modern, Pera Museum, Salt Galata, Salt Beyoğlu, Tarık Zafer Tunaya Cultural Center, Tophane-i Amirane, Yapı Kredi Culture and Art Center, Tomtom Kırmızı, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting and Sculpture Museum, Historical Taksim Maksim Stage, Cultural Center Taksim Mosque, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Memorial House, Burhan Doğançay Museum, Italian Cultural Center and Saint Benoit French High School.

World stars meet Istanbulites

As part of the Beyoğlu Culture Road Festival, many activities will meet art lovers from Istanbul, from concerts to exhibitions, from children’s workshops to lectures, from theater and opera performances to film screenings and open-air concerts.

The Greek artist, one of the foremost representatives of Rebetiko music in the world, will perform the opening concert of the festival at the Glykeria Atatürk Cultural Center.

Composed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and having its world premiere at the Beyoğlu Culture Road Festival last year, Sinan Opera will meet the audience again on the AKM stage as part of the festival.

Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra, which made the traditional gypsy songs of Eastern Europe popular with the world, and Tunisian former master Dhaffer Youssef, who masterfully combines jazz, Indian music and electronic music, sing their most beautiful songs for Istanbulites at the Beyoğlu Cultural Road Festival .

As part of the festival, the leading and multi-award winning pianist János Balázs will meet music lovers for the first time in Turkey with an unforgettable concert on the 175th anniversary of the visit of the world-famous Hungarian composer Liszt to Istanbul.

Streets and squares become stages

During the Beyoğlu Culture Road Festival, the stages in the streets and squares will carry the festival atmosphere throughout the city. The rhythm of music will soar in Istanbul during colorful events held until June 12 at Galata Tower, Talimhane, Narmanlı Han, Istiklal, French Street, Tomtom Street, Odakule, Tünel, Karaköy Ferry Terminal and many more. On the Şişhane Square Open Stage, Sakiler, İncesaz, Melek Mosso, Ceylan Ertem, Jabber, Deeprise, Sattas, Metin Özülkü, Yeni Türkü, Gripin, Marsis & Şiar and Karsu will share the excitement of the festival.

Set up especially for the festival at the Atatürk Cultural Center, Türk Telekom Open-Air Stage offers free concerts throughout the day. Popular voices and bands of our country, Mazhar Alanson, Can Bonomo, Yedinci Ev, Elif Buse Doğan, Fatma Turgut and many more, will sign unforgettable performances on Türk Telekom Outdoor Stage.

İrem Derici, Oğuzhan Koç, Gökhan Türkmen, Murat Dalkılıç, Rafet El Roman, Simge Sağın and the concert series will be presented to music lovers for free, accompanied by a giant stage that will be set up in Galataport Istanbul Clock Tower Square, where the In the middle is located located the Tophane Clock Tower, whose history dates back to 1848. Murat Boz will meet his fans.

Exhibition programs from traditional art to digital

Art lovers will meet in Beyoğlu with special exhibitions throughout the festival, each one more valuable than the other, who grew up in our country and became world famous with their works. Refik Anadol, whose works are followed with interest by international art circles, His new exhibition “Rumi Dreams”, inspired by Mevlana, can be seen in the AKM Theater Foyer. The exhibition “The Thorn on My Foot” traces the life of the artist and academic Hüsamettin Koçan and brings together the most successful works of the artist with Istanbulites in AKM Gallery. The work of Turkey’s first female ceramist, Fürayya Koral, in the TBMM collection can be visited in Galataport during the festival.

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