Burak Şenbak

Country: Turkey 🇹🇷

Born in 1965, Istanbul Turkey. Mechanical engineer with M.B.A. and freelance photographer. Lives in Istanbul, Turkey.

Member of FIAP (The International Federation of Photographic Art),
Member of PSA (Photographic Society of America) and National Membership Director for Turkey.
Honorary Member of Sille Sanat Sarayı (Sille Art Gallery),
Honorary Member of SİFAD (Sinop Amateur Photographers’ Club)
Founding member of BÜFOD (Büyükçekmece Photography Club) and Vice President of the Board btw. 2022-2025,
Member of İFSAK (Istanbul Photography & Cinema Amateurs’ Club),
Member of BOFSAD (Halikarnas Bodrum Photographic Arts Club),
Member of AFFD (Afyon Frig Photography Club).

Participated to many exhibitions. His essays and critics about photography topics published on many web sites and magazines. Curator of many different photography projects\exhibitions. Rendered consultancy services to many clubs, institutions and companies on national and international level including but not limited to project management, photography workshops, events, photography days and international juror. Approved expert for courts on photography related law cases.

Conducts workshops both in Turkish & English at photo clubs, private companies, public institutions, universities about photography, advanced shooting skills, lenses, light, composition, HDR, Panoramic Photography, Infrared Photography, Night Photography, Mobile Photography, Portrait and Photoshop.

Solo Exhibitions:
2014 – Until we come back, İstanbul Turkey
2018 - Diversity, Malinski Photo Festival, Kumanovo Makedonia
2018 – In short, Human, Frig Photo Festival, Afyon Turkey
2018 – Moments of Time, 1. International Culture and Art Festival Midyat – Tasarım Foundation, Faruk Malhan.
2018 – Unreal, 25th. Istanbul Photography Days, organized by IFSAK.
2022 – Whirling Dervishes, 749th. Commemoration day for Rumi, Büyükçekmece İstanbul, Turkey.

Success Timeline:
2012, Received FIAP’s AFIAP title.
2013, Received FIAP’s EFIAP title.
2013, “Photographer of the Year Award” winner of İFSAK.
2014, Received FIAP’s EFIAP\b title.
2014, Received GPU’s Aphrodite Title
2015, Received GPU’s Hermes Title.
2015, Winner of 9th. Sami Güner Cup.
2015, Winner of “Yunus Nadi Photography Award” of Cumhuriyet Newspaper, the most prestigious award of Turkey.
2016, Winner of Chrystal Seagull Award of KALİD.
2016, Photographic Society of America (PSA) National Membership Director for Turkey.
2017, His photographic profile and some of his works published at Prof. Güler Ertan’s book “Photography from 1960 to Today”
2018, First and sole winner of İFSAK Baha Gelenbevi Cup.
2018, Siena International Photo Awards 2018, Interesting Faces & Characters Category, winner of “Honorable Mention” amongst 48.000 photographs from 156 countries.
2021; Co-Founder of Bakırköy Photography Club in İstanbul
2022; Received FIAP’s ESFIAP Title.

Likes to shoot panoramic and infra-red photographs including portraits shot with wide angle lenses.