Koray Erkaya (Turkey 1964 - )


About

Koray Erkaya, began his professional career nearly three decades ago.
He worked as a fashion and advertisement photographer for magazines, advertisement agencies and clients for years.

His awards and honors;
In 1996, he received the Crystal Apple Prize for the Best Advertising Photography by Association of Advertising Agencies.

In 2004, Erkaya was chosen by Archive Magazine, as one of the Best 200 Advertising Photographers (worldwide), and his works were published in the book “200 Best Ad Photographers”.

In 2010, he received another local awarded Medicat Mag for the Best Advertising Photograph for the Paralympic Games campaign.

In May 2010, he was invited as an honored guest to take part in a photo exhibition in “Festival Europeen de la photo de Nu” with the “Don’t Tell Mamma” series.

In 1997, he published his first book “Outer Limits” as well as his first solo photography exhibition with the Camel Trophy photographs.
His Books;
Outer Limits
Invacuo
Don’t Tell Mama
Self Touches
Totally Naked
His works were published in the books;
“NU” Nude Art Today 3eme Edition Internationale 2013-2014 book
“200 Best Ad Photographers”
“Moonlight Monastery”
“29 Ulus”
“Bosphorus and Beyond”
“Art In A Modern Space Grand Efes”

After the disastrous mining accident in Soma (Turkey), he participated to Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair with a video art project and photographs, to draw attention to the big loss of lives.

After the silent and peaceful protest in Istanbul Gezi Park in 2013, he prepared a photography exhibition “Invacuo” emphasizing on the abundance use of pepper spray gas on innocent protestors. The book with the same name was published in the same year.

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

He lives and works in Toronto.

Exhibited by

Work Selection

 Koray  Erkaya - 33 EVA, PRINT ON METAL, 40 x 55 inches (102 x 140 cm), Ed 1/3

33 EVA, PRINT ON METAL, 40 x 55 inches (102 x 140 cm), Ed 1/3

 Koray  Erkaya - 40 ANNA, PRINT ON METAL, 40 x 60 inches, (102 x 152 cm), Ed 1/3

40 ANNA, PRINT ON METAL, 40 x 60 inches, (102 x 152 cm), Ed 1/3

 Koray  Erkaya - SELF TOUCHES, 20 PRINT ON METAL, 40 x 60 inches, (102 x 152 cm), Ed 2/3

SELF TOUCHES, 20 PRINT ON METAL, 40 x 60 inches, (102 x 152 cm), Ed 2/3