Cengiz Engin was born in 1970, Ankara.
Graduated from TED Ankara College in 1987.
Studied Engineering Sciences between 1987 - 1990; and Industrial
Engineering between 1990 - 1993 in Middle East Technical University.
Was given the degree of Industrial Engineer in 1993.
Has been working as a Production Planning Chief Engineer in
transformer production at Emek Electric Industries.
Met with photography in his university years at METU - Amateur
Photography Society in 1992.
Before using photographic techniques, he used to make some
paintings with charcoal, pastel and oil colour for years.
Learned photographic darkroom techniques at this society and
developed his skills in AFSAD - Ankara Artists of Photography
Association. Became a member of that association in 1994.
In 1996, founded SFG - Boundless Photographers Group with
10 of his photographer friends as an attitude against all
bounds anticipated in the artistic works.
Had some administrative responsibilities under AFSAD for
several times, such as Executive Board Chairman, member of
Executive Board, member of Audit Board and member of Advisory
Had some organisational responsibilities as a member of AFSAD
and SFG, of which major organisations were :
Member of Exhibition Committee of AFSAD- 14'th National Photography
Exhibition - 1996 -
Member of the Photographic Team for GAP DOCUMENTARY which
AFSAD organized togather with GAP Regional Development Administration
- 1997 -
Volunteer Exhibition Responsible as a member of SFG with one
of his friend at Sinema On - Monthly Photographic Exhibitions
Member of Exhibition Committee of AFSAD- 16'th National Photography
Exhibition - 1999 Curateur of AFSAD- 25'th Anniversary Exhibition
- 2002 -
Participated a lot of collective exhibitions up today.
Opened his first personal exhibition titled "Ex"
in İzmir at 1997, which had a theme abour loneliness, sadness,
being an outsider and seeking the exit; and repeated once
His second exhibition named "Felis" at 1997 was
about cats, emphasizing the similarities between the human
kind and the cats both in esthetic and personality point of
Sees photography as a tool to express himself and likes to
try different techniques on conventional photography. Works
mostly on black and white, and also had some studies with
colour and black and white infrared materials.
Teaches photography in various levels of Basic Education
Seminars in AFSAD since 1996.
Carries on Advanced Workshop Studies in AFSAD since 2000.