NO PHOTOSHOP PHOTOGRAPHY
Nezih Tavlas took up photography while a student at the faculty of journalism and public relations in the 1980s. As a reporter his news photos had been published in both national and international magazines & newspapers. When his 18-year journalism career has taken him to war zones such as Iraq, Somaila he ended his career as a journalist but he continues to take documentary photos from street and daily life...
Child Labour / Children provided labour in the informal urban economy, for seasonal agricultural work and as domestics. 1.6 million children between the ages of 6 and 17 years of age were economically active./ ANKARA Turkey B&W Print (1988)
Hair's Breadth from Death / I was in the Al Rasheed Hotel in downtown Baghdad during the Gulf War when a Tomahawk cruise missile hit the hotel (the moment of impact was captured live by CNN). At the time, journalists and 200 delegates from 51 countries were attending an Islamic conference in support of Saddam Hussein. BAGHDAD Iraq Slide-Print (1993)
Turkish Girls/ During the Carrot and Stew Festival is held every first weekend of June, in Beypazarı, Ankara Province (Turkey), High School Girls Folk Dancing Team in their traditional costumes/ Beypazari ANKARA Turkey (2007)
Hands of Rain / ...nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands. E.E.Cummings The maternity nurse staff was taking care of newborn baby in Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, 2012 (This photo was selected by United Nations Plus Advisory Group and featured in their 2013 Calendar. It was also exhibited for public viewing on World Aids Day (WAD) in UNAIDS Headquarters in Geneva and after the exhibition they sold this photo to help raise funds for a charity in Haiti.)