Kara Efe Photo Contest


Photography is the art that takes an instant, an item, or an experience out of time and tells a whole reality and impact that has on life in the background. One frame can make masses feel the tragedy, the emotions, or sometimes the humor surrounding that frame. It can encapsulate the struggle, hope, despair, uncertainty, and anticipation in a single click.

In memory of Ahmet Burhan Atac, who was widely known by his nickname ‘KARA EFE’, a 7-year-old who passed away due to passport seizure and obstruction of travel by the Turkish government for treatment abroad, we are organizing this photo contest to raise awareness and consciousness on human rights issues in Turkey and express solidarity with the victims of oppression everywhere. We invite submissions of original photographs that tell captivating stories in the backgrounds. Whether a moment of struggle, an object of sentiment, or memory of love and emotion. We would like to unveil the state of human rights in Turkey and let people know about the aspects of the struggle.

Apply by March 1, 2021


Application Form

You can click here for the Turkish Application

If you have any questions concerning these terms and condition please contact us at photocontest@silencedturkey.org


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Grievances in Turkey and other countries within the scape of human rights violations can be expressed with art as a powerful argument as it’s described with other materials.
In this context, AST is organizing a music and composition competition to raise awareness about Turkey’s unfair practices.
This competition aims to raise awareness with the power of art about political prisoners, torture, deprivation of fundamental human rights, innocent women, babies, and the elderly in prisons. Another goal of this competition is to bring individuals in the field of art to speak out unfair practices; reflect aesthetic skills, present the message clearly to the listener; to engage in artistic activities, and create appreciation.

* You can provide detailed information about the competition and the participation terms in the PDF link above.
* To participate in the competition, you can fill in your application form on the Participation link above.

We wish success to all our participants.


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