Emre Kukeylan


Emre Küheylan started his professional photography career in Hamburg-based Gruppe28 Photo Agency. His articles and photographs have been published in various news, travel, culture and art magazines in many countries of the world. In the same years, he has interviewed many local and foreign artists for the Boo! Magazine. His photographic works have been exhibited in various galleries and festivals in Italy, China, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.


In 2009, he started to work as PhotoWorld Magazine’s Representative and interviewed with many famous photographers, including Steve McCurry and Stuart Franklin for the Magazine. He organized Randy Olson (National Geographic) and Ron Haviv (VII) exhibitions held at Istanbul PhotoWorld Photography Center. He curated “Without Borders” themed screenings with the participation of 13 foreign photographers as part of “Our Life is Photography” Photo Festival held at CKM, Istanbul.


In 2011, Emre Küheylan founded the Artlica Agency, which represents more than 30 art photographers worldwide. The artists he has represented took part in many exhibitions and festivals such as the Istanbul Design Biennial. In the following years, he started Globalica, the editorial branch of the agency. Globalica represented Camera Press (United Kingdom), Agentur Focus (Germany), Anzenberger Agency (Austria) and Agence VU (France) in Turkey.


From 2013, Artlica Agency started to organize the International Kontinent Photography Awards. In 3 years, thousands of photographers from more than 100 countries participated in the Awards and it has become one of the World’s most prestigious photography competitions. Jury members of the Awards include executives of the important press, photography and art institutions such as CNN, Time Magazine, Reuters, National Geographic Magazine, The Washington Post, The Independent, Vogue Italy, Christie’s, Magnum Photos, Parsons and Royal Academy of Arts. Kontinent Awards is supported by more than 30 art and media organizations worldwide.


Emre Küheylan is working as a lecturer of photography and media at Izmir University of Economics since 2015. He is also the Vice Director of Vocational School and Coordinator of Graphic Design Program. He curated several exhibitions and festivals recently including International Z Photography Festival 2018. He is also a member of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).