I'm from Istanbul, Turkey. After having my MFA in Photography at Academy of Art University in San Francisco and after living in California for several years, I moved back to Istanbul . I shoot portraits and product photos . In my fine art portraits, I love to express my inner, imaginative world through them. I'm interested in ideas, concepts, psychology, magical, surreal elements in life and expressing them in my works with a dreamy feeling.  My work has been exhibited at galleries throughout San Francisco, Istanbul and Mugla as well as publications and magazines. 

 

AWARDS
5th Fine Art Photography Awards 2019, Nominee Award in Fine Art Manipulation
Neutral Density Photography Awards 2018 – Honorable Mention in Fine Art
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017 - Honorable Mention in Fine Art
Neutral Density Photography Awards 2017 - Second Place in Fine Art
Neutral Density Photography Awards 2016 – Honorable Mention in Fine Art
Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 – Honorable Mention in Fine Art
Neutral Density Photography Awards 2014 – Honorable Mention in Fine Art


EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS
PhotoPlace Gallery, ‘Water 201'9’ online exhibition, 2019
Solo Exhibition ,
Dibeklihan Kultur ve Sanat Koyu, 2019
http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/haberleri/melis-manav
https://www.arti49.com/ruyalarimin-otesinde-isimli-sergi-dibeklihanda-aciliyor-1639994h.htm
http://www.bodrumtime.net/2019/05/17/10-yilinda-uc-sergiyle-sezon-aciliyor/
https://www.istanbulhaber.com.tr/ruyalarimin-otesinde-isimli-sergi-dibeklihanda-aciliyor-haber-1228967.htm
https://kenttv.net/ruyalarindan-ilham-aldi
https://www.mynet.com/ruyalarimin-otesinde-isimli-sergi-dibeklihanda-aciliyor-180104485125
http://anterhaber.com/ruyalarinda-gorduklerini-fotograf-ile-gerceklestirdi/1730/
https://bodrumolay.com/dibeklihan-sezonu-3-sergiyle-acti/
http://www.nereyegidilir.com/events.php?bolum=3664
https://www.haberturk.com/mugla-haberleri/69108904-ruyalarimin-otesinde-isimli-sergi-dibeklihanda-aciliyor
http://www.dokuzeylulgazetesi.com/haber/ruyalarimin-otesinde-dibeklihanda-43343.html
https://www.karar.com/mugla/ruyalarimin-otesinde-isimli-sergi-dibeklihanda-aciliyor-1212759#
https://muglahaber.com/etiket/melis-manav
https://egedesonnokta.com/ruyalarimin-otesinde-dibeklihanda/
Magic of Self Portraiture, 2019
Edge of Humanity Magazine, 2018
Same 5 Different Exhibition, 2018
Self Portrait Society, 2018
Art Frankly, 2018
Difuzyonart, 2018
The Lookbook Magazine, 2017
Blur Magazine , 2017
Art Upon, 2017
The Looking Gallery, AAU, 2016
Gallery del Grotto, Group Exhibition, 2016
740 Taylor Gallery, 2016
Kunt Magazine, 2016
625 Sutter Gallery, AAU, 2015
C-41 Magazine, 2015
F-Stop Magazine, 2015
Book & Job Gallery, Group Exhibition 2015
Academy of Art University 2015 Spring Show
Agapornis Magazine, 2015
Published in book cover of Arabada Kim Var, 2010
Milliyet Newspaper, 2008