‘Connect’ photography exhibition opens in New York

Turkish Airlines, the global airline serving more countries than any other, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in New York, inaugurated the “CONNECT” exhibition and its superb collection of photographs on Friday, September 16.

The unveiling took place at the Turkish House, one of Türkiye’s most important diplomatic centers in the world.

The “CONNECT” exhibition highlights landscape photography from different parts of Turkey and 49 cities, from showcasing hidden gems of Anatolia to revealing new perspectives on well-known and famous destinations. Composed of photographs from the lens of Murat Dagaslanone of the new generation photographers in the art world, the exhibition is curated by Serhat Kula.

Centered around the concept of Pangea, the super-continent that existed millions of years ago, the exhibition pays homage to the extensive connectivity of Turkish Airlines as a global airline that flies to more countries than any other.

On the exhibition, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat declared; “In many ways, the story of Turkey is the story of humanity. With countless cultures settling in this remarkable land, it is evident to visitors how pivotal these lands have been in the development of civilized societies. Over 30 years ago we started flying to the United States and Turkish Airlines will celebrate its 90th anniversary next year. Our mission now, as then, is to connect continents, connect countries and unite communities.

Were present at the event and for an inauguration ceremony Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Ambassador of Türkiye to the United States Hasan Murat Mercan, Consul General of Türkiye to New York Reyhan Özgür, and Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Ambassador Feridun H. Sinirlioğlu.

Tracey L. Sweeney