North Cypriot Photographer Buket Özatay with two international prizes
By Heidi Trautmann
Buket Özatay, daughter of Öztan Özatay, in whose name and memory she organises yearly photo contests in North Cyprus and which has become a well attended event bringing together the talents in photography, has herself just won two remarkable prizes in photography.
A ‘worth of mention’ prize was awarded to her by FIAP (International Federation of Photographic art) for ‘Cyprus Gate’ and with it she was the first female photographer to win a prize.
The other award, a gold medal and first prize, was given to her by the ‘Cyprus Photographic Society’ in South Cyprus for her photograph ‘Endless love’ and thus she was the first Turkish Cypriot to win a first prize in South Cyprus.