F. Dilek Uyar F. Dilek Uyar
F. Dilek Uyar was born in 1976 in Çanakkale. After completing her primary and secondary education in this city, she entered Gazi University, Faculty of Law in Ankara, Turkey. She started her master's degree in Labor and Social Security Law in the same university when she graduated. She is still a lawyer in a company in Ankara. She has 2 children.
For 5 years, she has been spending most of her time on photography. She likes taking travel, street, and documentary photos. She likes telling stories of people she meets during her travels as well as cities with her photos. In addition, for 4 years, she has been working on social responsibility projects and trying to photograph socially important issues.
As a woman photographer, lawyer, and mother from Turkey, she made many speeches in Universities, Photograph Associations, and as a TEDx Speaker, she touched on the significance of being a woman and saying yes to change. She also takes part in social awareness projects.
Her biggest aim is to increase social awareness and recognition with her stories and inspire young women in her country.
She joined many international and national exhibitions, won over 200 awards. She is still a contributor photographer of National Geographic YS and National Geographic Turkey.
Exhibitions & Festivals
2018- "Clean Water Here" Global Photography Exhibition with UNESCO and UN / Paris-FRANCE
2018 - Travel Photographer Society Exhibition / South Australia and Kuala Lumpur-MALAYSIA
2018 - Best Of Show Exhibition / New York-USA, Bangkok-THAILAND, Los Angeles-USA
2019 - Woman Street Photographers Exhibition / New York-USA
2019- 2020 Annual PX3 & State of the World Exhibition / Paris-FRANCE
2020 - Treviso Photographic Festival / ITALY
2021 - Xposure Photography Festival / UAE
2021- FotoNostrum Mediterranean House Of Photography Julia Margaret Cameron Exhibition / SPAIN
2021- A Composite Exhibition At The Royal Photographic Society / UK
And also many competition exhibitions all around the world.
2021- Jury Member of National Geographic UK Travel Photo Competition
2021- Jury Member of TDM Magazine International Photography Contest
(with Vineet VOHRA)
2021- Jury Member of KAAF International Photography Contest
(with Gulnara SAMOILOVA)
2021- Jury Member of National Geographic Turkey Photo Contest
And also many other jury memberships in many international and national photography competitions.
Some of Grants & Awards
2017 - National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winner
2017 - Sony World Photography Awards, Commended Photographer and
2nd Place in National Category
2018 - Travel Photographer Society, Black and White Category Winner
2018 - IPA Event Photographer of Year
2018 - IPA 1st Winner Place Traditions and Culture
2018 - IPA Honorable Mention People, Other
2018 - IPA Honorable Mention Special, Travel/Tourism
2019 - SIPA "Documentary & Photojournalism" Honorable Mention
2019 - SIPA 3rd place Wînner in Journeys and Travel
2020 - MIFA Sub Category Winner
2020 - MIFA 2nd Place Winner in Advertising Category
2020 - Sony World Photography Awards National Category Winner
2020 - 35 Awards Best Covid Photo Award Winner
2020 - 35 Awards Best Covid Photographer Award Winner
2020 - RISE International Documentary Photographer of the Year Winner
2020- Monovision Travel Photo of the Year
2020- Monovision 3rd place in Street Photography
2020- Chromatic Awards 1st Place Winner in Photojournalism
2020 - IPA Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year Winner
2020 - IPA 1st Place Winner in Deeper Perspective
2020 - IPA 1st Place Winner in Editorial/Press
2020 - IPA 2nd Place Winner in Editorial /Press
2020 - 2021 TAPSA Winner
2020 - IPA DISCOVERY of the YEAR Winner
2020 - 6th 35 Awards
Best Reportage Photographer Of The Year
2021 - Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition
2021 - SWPA Alfa Female Award Nominee
2021- 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards
1st Place in The Documentary & Reportage Category
2021- HIPA Humanity-Tenth Season 2020-2021 Portfolio (Story Telling) 3rd Place Winner