has a Masters and PhD in cinema. He has published two award
winning poetry books; Cennetin Öte Yanında (1987), İsyan
Çiçeği (1991). No longer writes poetry but has
been filming short films with his first feature film in the
works. His short films have been screened in Germany, France,
the U.S., Checzh Republic, Iran and has received awards. He
has been working as an assistant director in Turkish TV productions
and feature films. Also teaches cinema classes at various universities
and film workshops.
Bal is currently working on his doctorate degree and teaching
at Arizona State University. He writes theatre plays, poetry
and short stories.
Chumbley has lived in Arizona most of her life. She has a degree
in anthropology and enjoys writing in all forms. Her biggest
loves in life (and not in order) are traveling, cooking, writing,
reading, cinema, music, Weezie, and her husband Aydın.
Demirkubuz is a graduate of the İstanbul University, Department
of Communications. He began his career as an assistant to director
Zeki Okten. He followed his first film, Block C (C
Blok), with Peace Express (Barış
Ekspresi), a documentary, but his later work has mainly been
based on original screenplays conceived and written by Demirkubuz
himself. Demirkubuz first gained the notice of film critics
and international audiences with Innocence (Masumiyet),
which was screened at numerous festivals in Turkey and Europe.
This was followed by the successful reception of Fate
(Yazgı) and Confession (İtiraf), which were
both screened at Un Certain Regard at Cannes, and are the first
two features in Tales About Darkness, a trilogy that concludes
with Waiting Room (Bekleme Odası) which won FIPRESCI
(International Federation of Film Critics) Award at the 2004
Valencia Film Festival in Spain. Demirkubuz also won a FIPRESCI
(The International Federation of Film Critics) award and the
Best Director prize at the Istanbul Film Festival for Fate
and Confession. Fate also won for Best Director, Best
3rd Film, and Jury Special Award at the 38th Golden Orange Film
Festival in Antalya, Turkey.
DeTurk (who is German-American, but believes to have inherited
her name from an Eleventh-Century Turkish ancestor) received
her Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from ASU in 2004. She
now teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where
she can be contacted at email@example.com. The original version
of this paper was written in 2002 for an ASU anthropology class.
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Painting, College
of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. His
works were exhibited in various contemporary art shows and international
biennales both in Turkey and abroad. His research and review
pieces on art frequently appear in newspapers and publications
such as Cumhuriyet Gazetesi, Cumhuriyet-Kitap, Arredamento Mimarlık,
Milliyet Sanat, Skala, Yapı Kredi-Kitaplık, Genç
Sanat, Türkiye'de Sanat. http://www.geocities.com/ferhatozgur/
Özgür Soğancı, is
a PhD candidate at Arizona State University and is currently
working on his dissertation which problemetizes the gap between
the Kemalist art educational practice in Turkey and the historical
visual traditions of Anatolia with a focus on the place of figurative
representation in the cultures of Islam. He is also interested
in art making and chooses to conserve his work in book format
some of which can be seen in his website: www.public.asu.edu/~soganci
Yucel holds a BA and an MSA in Graphic Design. Aside from his
professional design work, he paints a little bit, draws a little
bit, and even writes a little bit.
images on the cover and contents pages by Aydın Bal, Özgür
Soğancı, and Sinan Yucel.