FUAM, a new photography research and application center, is founded within Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in İstanbul.
The first year program focuses on the photobooks and many tuition free photobook workshops with great tutors such as Ania Nalecka, Rafal Milach, Nico Baumgarten, Michela Palermo, Markus Schaden, Frederic Lezmi and Der Greif are in the program. The produced photobooks will be exhibited together with many other book shows and exhibitions in the “International Photobook Festival” which will be held in Istanbul.
Besides the photobook workshops and the festival, various seminars, artist talks and short workshops and events are going to be in the program. With this project, Fuam aims to create a new discussion, production and sharing network as well as supporting production of photobooks and artists working with books.