PhotoMaraton is a cultural activity that combines photography with passion. It contributes to the promotion of the living zone. It’s a day devoted to photography. If we say marathon; you do not need to run; It’s a quiet, cool-tempered activity. Anyone with any digital camera is welcome. Citizens, friends, lovers, photo enthusiasts, tourists, on an entertaining day, encourage the city to create thematic images while living alternately.




Photo Marathon is an event consisting of 12 themes and 12 photos within a 12 hour period. Themes are open to creativity. Participants will be asked to photograph their moments, reflecting the spirit of time in Istanbul. In each case, 4 photo leaders will announce their theme separately. The themes to be worked on will not be announced before and each photographer will not know the next theme.

Participants will register for a fee of 50 TL through the website before the event. Membership till 31 May will be 40 TL and registration on the day of Photomaraton will be 75 TL. Photo Marathon’s start time is 10.30, end time is 22.30. From 8.30 onwards, the attendants will collect badges, t-shirts and bags from the registration desk in the Sirkeci Train Station hall.

No fees will be charged for competitors participating with tablets, mobile phones and compact photographic machines. These persons will be able to register directly at the Sirkeci station from 11:00 am. Public participation will start at 12.00 and will end at 17.00.




Photo shoots will be done on 4X3 = 12 themes. Once the participants have received their SD card, they will first photograph the PhotoMarathon icon and exit the marina from the Sirkeci Train Station. Those who do not attract the first icon will be disqualified from the rule violation. Photo Marathon is not a photo shoot activity in bulk.

The 4 themes given on the Sirkeci line, which is determined as the first station, will be studied. Eyüp Square, which is designated as the 2nd station, has a transportation time of 14.30. In this case, 4 separate photo leaders will announce 4 different themes and the last station will be distributed in Taksim to meet again at 18.30. In Taksim, 4 photographers will announce 4 new themes.




Participants who are scattered for photographing from TUNNEL will deliver the cards to the governor at Taksim at the latest at 22.30. The delivery of cards can also be done in the early hours; each participant needs 12 theme processing. The submitted themes will be coded and ready for jury selection. The work of the jury will start from 8.30 on the next morning. The evening results are announced at 21.00. During the delivery time of the cards and during the opening hours of the juries, the sponsor companies will open stands and advertise at the places where the awards will be announced.




Various interviews and activities will be held until the announcement of the jury on the second day of the photo marathon. The jury will give the gifts of the photographic machines producers for the first 12 themes selected. Draws will be drawn for the machines that will be presented as a prize and acquired from each sponsor company. Again sponsored companies will have special awards for successes in the event, and accessory gifts will be given for 2nd and 3rd. Six of the 12-person juries are foreigners. The last remaining photos will be printed and displayed as an album.