Cengiz Karlıova was born in İstanbul in 1954. He has been involved in photography since early ages as his father was also a photographer, too. He started taking photos and dark room works in early childhood.
He has been continuing his works in the photographic studio bearinghis name since 1972 . He was the founder member of Diatek Film slide Center established in 1984.
He participated in many mixed exhibitions as well as personel exhibitions and slide shows. He received many prizes inside and outside the country. He acted as jury member. He has the title AFIP.
He thinks that photography is one of the rare art branches which is able to respond to the fast developing age through every direction with its documentary aspect as well as aesthetic concern.
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