Outdoor - NOMINEE: Tamina-Florentine Zuch
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Gür Orman - A Thick Forest
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The Türkish Province of Istanbul is made up of 44% woodland.
Over 2,500 naturally-occuring plant forms are to be found here. These woodlands are essential for the supply of oxygen and water to the city of Istanbul. The forests are also essential for their fauna: they provide a resting place for birds of migration, as well as living space for 71 types of bird and 18 species of mammal. Since the 70s, Istanbul has grown by more than 400%, causing the surrounding forests to depleat. But the greatest forest clearance is still to come: A third airport is planned; a third bridge over the Bosphorus is already underway; 2000 km2 of forest will need to be cleared for the Northern Marmara Highway; not to mention the thousands of privately planned projects. Areas like the Fatih Forest, Parkorman and Belgrade Forests are in great danger. Because of their geographical position these forests have a great value for transcontinental plant- and animal migration. It is a highly sensible and major ecosystem that is about to collapse.
My name is Tamina-Florentine Zuch. I was born in 1990. I graduated highschool in 2007. Since 2011 I study photojournalism and dokumentary photography in Hanover, Germany.
2011-2015 University of Hanover, Photojournalism and Dokumentary Photography with Rolf Nobel 2014-2015 National Institute of Design India in Ahmedabad, Photodesign with Rishi Singhal
August 2015: D-MAGAZINE, Italy: „L‘Indian viaggia a 90 all‘ora“ - Indian Train Journey June 2015: STERN magazine, Germany: „Eng, laut und heiß“ - Indian Train Journey March 2015: VIEW magazine, Germany: „Der Weg ist das Ziel“ - Hoboes in Amerika October 2014: NEON magazine, Germany: „Zur großen Freiheit“ - Hoboes in Amerika
August-September 2015: Indian Train Journey in the group exhibition „Beyond the facts“ - Photojournalism from Hanover at the VISA OFF Photofestival in Perpignan, France
April-May 2016: Indian Train Journey (1.Place Zeiss Photography Award) in Sumerset House, London, GB June 2016: Indian Train Journey at the 5th Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism in Hanover, DE
2015: DPA News Talent, 2nd Place
2016: Smithsonian, Category „Travel“, 1st Place 2016: Zeiss Photography Award, 1st Place