October 07, 2011

Underwater Photos on View in Istanbul

An underwater photography exhibit opened for the 11th International Underwater Screening Festival organized by the Turkish Diver Club. The exhibit will remain open until Oct. 9.

The festival’s aim was to draw attention to threats that face sea creatures, Festival Manager Bengiz Özdereli said during a press conference at the Diver Club in the Caddebostan district.

The exhibit showcased a total of 30 underwater pictures displayed on the floor of the pool. Özdereli said they brought six children from Bingöl who had never seen the sea to the exhibit. The team taught the children about photography, diving and protecting the seas.

The festival committee organized a competition called “The Life of Marmara.”

Contestants will take photos and videos during diving activities taking place off the Princes’ Islands on Oct. 8. The festival will also organize an international photography and video competition, which will be open to photographers in all countries.

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