ORHAN KARTAL Photographer was born in 1968 in Batman in Turkey; married with one daughter and boy. Lives Batman.His 20-year post at the Naval Forces Command, he switched to civil service.He works as a Chief in Batman Special Provincial Administration.Anadolu University Business License and Photography and Videography Department.After leaving the long and tiring military service from the age limit, the photography entered his life by chance. He has been taking photos since 2015. Despite trying many different styles, he mostly likes to shoot portraits, documentaries and street photography. Although his photography history is new, photography has now become a part of his life and has become an indispensable passion for precision.Thanks to the photography, the perspective of life has changed. He has won awards in national and international competitions.The works he produces; He took part in magazines, brochures, posters, newspapers, calendars and group photography exhibitions. His photographs were exhibited in 4 personal and many group exhibitions. Gölcük Photography and Cinema Art Association (GFSD) a member.His works have won prizes and awards in many national and international photographic competitions.His achievements have medals. It currently has distinction the EFIAP photo title as well as the GAPU, EFIAP, PPSA, GPU CROWN 2,cMoL, AAPG, AAPS, R-ISF 4, AICS, AUSPA, EFIP, ENPS, SSSAIR, SSS/WATER, HonBGF, ASSP, AHPS and COSPLT/SPAsia Photo Festival 2022 - "Ordeal for a breath of pleasure" by ORHAN, KARTAL (Turkey) https://youtu.be/ddLn8EYMvoI
Once upon a time, hundreds of thousands of tobacco producers were producing in his village, at the beginning of his field. With the abolition of state support, the privatization of tobacco and tobacco products, the restriction of production and the requirement to obtain an "authorization certificate" decreased interest in tobacco. Farmers who stopped producing tobacco were forced to migrate to the cities. Since the jobs that the farmer knew did not make any profit in the city, they disappeared in the suburbs of the big cities. In any case, it is a wise way to keep the remaining tobacconist in his village and to continue his business, tobacco production. Smoking is harmful to health. It is essential to keep our children and young people away from smoking. However, smoking addiction and cigarette consumption in our country is an undeniable reality. The economic dimension of the business is also very large. They learned this profession from their ancestors from their grandfathers, and they had to do this job because they had nothing else to do. Many people have traces and memories of tobacco in their lives and past. Tobacco is cultivated, hoeed, crushed, sorted and dried in many parts of the mountains, slopes, plains, plateaus and almost geographical conditions. Many families made a living on its income. They educated their children, bought fields, shops, had weddings, and made a living. But now that those who do this hard work have decreased considerably, tobacco production has also decreased.Tobacco is not like other agricultural products, but because it is very difficult and spread over a long period of time, it is an occupation that includes some obligations that people of all ages should do. He has an occupation that covers almost eight or nine months of the year. At the end of January, at the beginning of February, seedlings are made in the garden of the house. Seeds that start to emerge after a while are prepared for planting. The most difficult aspect of tobacco is planting in the field. It was sewn into the furrows that were opened one by one with a sharp conical hand device called a hand press. Another troublesome time for tobacco is the time of slaughter. He gets up early at night, sleepy, eats tea, soup, whatever God has given him, and gets to work in a hurry. With the help of a lantern, the leaves that have come to life due to dew are broken, packed into chests or bundles, and one can come home from there. Once you break the tobacco and return home, the work is not over. In front of almost every house, the tobacco leaves collected by women and girls in the early morning are strung on ropes and left to dry. Tobacco leaves, glowing in the heat of the sun, are left to dry on the sun-exposed walls or on hangers in the village square. Here, it is stacked after it is considered that it has dried thoroughly. It is then collected and taken to the slaughter site.