Ersin Alok has gained a reputation as a unique, masterful and highly creative individual, Photographer & Film Maker. Being able to communicate in ways unthinkable to traditional national and multinational corporations his presentations provide fascinating insights into the mindset of a true pioneer. Alok’s work may be a form of witness to history of Anatolia or it may be a vehicle for stirring up debate around social issues. Or it may be both.
- Art in the Photo
- Corners of My Land
- Cave Paintings
- Witnesses of the Time
- Mountains Inside of Me
What he offers
How he presents
He is a frank and passionate speaker and a truly colorful character, very comfortable on the stage.
Ersin Alok graduated from Istanbul University, School of Arts and Letters, Psychology Department, and from Journalism and Commerce Department of The I.I.T.I Academy. (Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences). He founded the Photography Institute of the Mimar Sinan University. Alok, who started his art career as a painter, held his first exhibition in 1953, at the exhibition hall of the School of Languages, History and Geography of Ankara University. Alok is, at present, working in his Photography and Film Studio’s.
Alok, who started alpinism in 1953, has 189 climbs in Turkey. He started deep sea diving in 1955. He is among the first divers to dive into the Red Sea. He has given many lectures on the subject and held exhibitions. His explorations in the Amazons gave his the chance to make photographic studies on the integration of Natural Life and the animal species in the process of extinction in natural life that is being devastated. He made the first studies for a National Park in Turkey, and realized photographic documents on the subject, 1966.
He won the first prize, with his Absurd in photography, in the 5th Paris Biennial then first prizes in Rome, Brussels, Sofia, Warsaw and USA Berkley follow. In 1989, World Photography Association gave Alok the right to represent Asia, and held his panoramic triangular exhibition with three other artists. Alok, who has realized 199 exhibitions, has also had 41 exhibitions abroad. He has formed a sound archive with his studies on sound recording. He also founded the first DIABANK in Turkey with his 6,500,000 dia archive. Alok has also been working on documentary films. He has realized 38 documentary films. Rock Surface Drawings, which are Alok’s own discovery, are more than 10.000 in number. He has given many lectures on the subject both in Turkey and abroad, and has published two books, one of which is the first book in the world that was published on Psychoanalytic explanations of the drawings. His “Synagogues in Anatolia” is also a first in the world.
Alok has given more than one hundred lectures. To these day, he has realized Anthropologic and prehistoric explorations in every part of the world except New Zealand and the South Pole. He believes that Sharing is the only form of Existentialism. He asserts that Visuality must definitely be shared. Reality, for him is regional. He claims that “In every layer in the world reality itself is the truth for that region”. Alok has made important studies on Industrial Photography. He has produced Pamphlets, Posters, Booklets and Fair Displays. He is renown for his discoveries on Archaeological and Architectural Photography. He also has discoveries on color in photography, control of the control intensifying of the blue act. Alok realized for the first time in Turkey, a one-piece 360 panoramic photograph 1986.
- Step by Step Alacahöyük
- Hellenistic Architecture in Asia Minor
- Melting Pot of Civilizations
- Anatolian Synagogues
- Rock Drawings in Anatolia
- 2008 Turkey Scientific Photo Award
- 2006 International AFAD Photo Award
- 2005 World Friendship Award
Presentation Languages: Turkish