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Koray Erkaya

Hometown: Ankara

Based in: Toronto

Koray Erkaya, born in Turkey in 1964, is a photographer and author based in Toronto, Canada. He began his career working as a fashion and advertising photographer for magazines, advertising agencies, and clients. In May 2010, he was invited as an honored guest to take part in a photo exhibition in the “Festival European de la photo de Nu” with the “Don’t Tell Mamma” series.

After 2010, he became more interested in fine art photography and started to work on themed projects that he creates through nude photography. After the silent and peaceful protest in Istanbul Gezi Park in 2013, he prepared the photography exhibition “Invacuo” emphasizing the heavy use of tear gas on innocent protestors. The book with the same name was published in the same year.

He has opened 7 solo and 34 combined exhibitions worldwide. Among his well-known series are: Don’t Tell Mama, Self Touches, Invacuo and TooLess.

Now, he focuses on creating installations such as special 3D frames and infinity mirror installations.

He is a member of AIAP (Association International des Arts Plastique) and accredited photographer from PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada).