Ferit Kuyas

Ferit Kuyas (1955) was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied architecture and law in Zurich, Switzerland and graduated 1982 in jurisprudence from the University of Zurich.

He commited himself to photography in the late eighties. Working mainly on personal projects, he published his first book Industrial Interiors in the year 1998. After visiting Shanghai for commissioned work, Ferit’s travels brought him often back to China. As a result he published the book Shanghai with fellow photographers Edy Brunner and Marco Paoluzzo (2000). His most recent project is the book City of Ambition with cityscapes from the megalopolis Chongqing, China – a four year project.

Ferit’s work has been shown by galleries and museums in Europe, America and Asia, among them Shanghai Art Museum, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, Germany, Photofusion Gallery, London, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, and Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland. In 1999 he received the Kodak Photobook-Award (Kodak Germany) for the book Industrial Interiors and 2002 he was given the Hasselblad Masters award.

His work is represented in private and institutional collections such as the Howard Stein Collection, New York, the Ministère de la Communauté Française, Belgium and the Hoffmann-La Roche Collection, Basel, Switzerland.