On behalf of Moon and Stars Project of The American Turkish Society, we are pleased to announce that the winner of the third Young Photographers Award is Duygu Gurcan of Mimar Sinan University, who will receive $5,000 for her award. In addition, honorable mentions will go to Ayse Meltem Yildiz of Yildiz Technical University and Alev Ozkan of Mimar Sinan University, who will each receive $2,500. The awards will be used to cover the recipients' tuition and/or photography equipment purchases.
The Young Photographers Award was established by Haluk Soykan in 2010 to encourage and support undergraduate students of photography in Turkey. The program is administered by the Moon and Stars Project and is made possible by a grant from Young Photographers Award Fund established by the donors at Turkish Philanthropy Funds. In addition, Moon and Stars Project makes an additional $1,000 contribution to the program to support exhibition expenses.
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