Ali Þahinler
He was born in 1956. Son of lawyer Affan and housewife Mefharet. He graduated from Austrian High School, Istanbul School of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Administration Accounting Specialty. First he started to work for Hurriyet (Newspaper) Cagaloglu. He worked in hospitality sector. He was the distributor of hardwood raw material and hard wood processing machines in Turkey, later he became a merchant on international Wood Products trade. With strong influences of his father’s and uncle’s interest in art works, he started to buy paintings in 1988 and he opened Galatea Art Gallery in 1997. After taking a short break in 2003, he established GALATEA ART FOUNDATION with an administrative work sharing among his artist friends on April 27, 2009.
Sadýk Demiröz
He was born in Balikesir in 1969. After completing his primary, secondary and high school education in Izmir, he graduated from Anadolu University Fine Arts Faculty graphic department and started to work as an instructor in the same department. In 1997, he earned a scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design photography department for M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) degree. Sadik Demiroz is one of the founders of Eskisehir Art of Photography Foundation and he took place in numerous private and official photography projects. His works have been displayed in various activities such as biennials, festivals and photography days, over 30 different countries. Demiroz, whose art work takes place in official and private collections, wrote articles in periodic publishes, took place in symposiums and panels as a speaker and became jury member in photography contests.

In 1999, he was awarded with Artist of F.I.A.P. title, given by International Photography Federation. In the same year, he was awarded with ÒTwo Star ExhibitorÓ by Photographic Society of America. He received more than 200 international and domestic awards.

Some of them are:
1996 Yunus Nadi Photography Award - Cumhuriyet Newspaper, Turkey
9. State Photography Exhibition Achievement Award – Ministry of Culture, Turkey
Gaudi Medal - 39. Gaudi Medal – Spain
Best of Show PSA Gold Medal - Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit-Austria

Demiroz, who has held six personal exhibitions, is married and has two kids. He continues his work in his own workshop and gives photography classes.