The Culture and Tourism Ministry has pushed the button to promote Turkey all around the world with a different project; through the eyes of internationally acclaimed photographers.

According to a written statement made by the ministry, efforts have been initiated for the “Home of” project. For the project, the ministry is working with four world renowned photographers as well as four Turkish photographers, who will be included in the project in the coming days. 

American documentary photographer Steve McCurry (picture below), who is known for his “Afghan Girl” photo, which was on the cover of the National Geographic, the leading name of advertising photography, Mark Edward Harris, art ambassador and successful photojournalist Hazel Thompson, and the photographer of rock stars, Robert M. Knight pressed the shutter within the new promotional project. The photos taken by these four photographers in various Turkish regions will be used this year abroad.

McCurry, who has more than 40 international awards, made shootings in Pamukkale and Istanbul, while Harris worked in Denizli-Pamukkale, Edirne, Erzurum, Şanlıurfa-Harran, Van, Mardin, Adıyaman, Istanbul and Cappadocia. 

Thompson was in Amasya, Istanbul’s Yerebatan Cistern, Safranbolu, Çorum-Hattusha, Sivas-Divriği Ulu Mosque, Trabzon’s Sümela Monastery, Hagia Sophia, Antalya’s Termessos, Karain, Damlataş, Düden, Manavgat, Kurşunlu, Aspendos, Perge, Side, Kale, Alanya Castle and Burdur’s Sagalassos. 
Knight, who has worked with rockers like Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai and Carlos Santana this time photographed Çanakkale, Istanbul, İzmir, Cappadocia and Pamukkale. 

Julianne Moore, the face of Turkey

At the same time, Turkey’s new promotional film is being shot in Los Angeles with Hollywood actress Julianne Moore. The shooting will be finished next week and the film will be shown in Turkey in February. Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), Far from Heaven (2002), and The Hours (2002). Other notable film appearances include The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), Hannibal (2001), and Children of Men (2006). She has continued to work regularly in the 2010s, receiving praise for her performance in The Kids Are All Right (2010) and the television film Game Change (2012), in which she portrayed Sarah Palin and received the Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. 
In addition to acting, Moore has written a successful series of children’s books. Moore will also come to Turkey in the coming months for the promotional film.

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