Wildlife Photography: Interview with Gürdal Bibo

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Gürdal Bibo
Gürdal Bibo is an award-winning fine art photographer who specializes in wildlife, landscape and cityscape photography.



Gürdal Bibo is an award-winning fine art photographer who specializes in wildlife, landscape and cityscape photography. Inspired by travel, Gürdal‘s work takes viewers on a journey. Several of his images are on display at his gallery located at 424 Broadway in Soho, New York, and Gürdal recently discussed them via an exclusive interview.

Gürdal BiboMeagan Meehan (MM): What inspired you to start taking photographs and what aspects of nature most intrigue you?

Gürdal Bibo (GB): From the moment I first used a camera, I was in love. Nothing in this world satisfies me more than taking a photograph, printing it and selling it to someone who goes on to display it in their home.

MM: You travel a lot, so which places are your favorite and why?

Gürdal BiboGB: My passion is wildlife, so that’s why I always prefer going to places where there are wild animals. My favorite place is Sabi Sands, South Africa.

MM: Out of all your photographs, have you any favorites?

GB: My favorite shot is the Madcow piece.

MM: How did you get this opportunity to exhibit your images in Soho, NYC?

Gürdal BiboGB: I used to sell my work on the streets of Soho before opening my gallery. And, in 2020, I said to myself “this will be a great year to open up a new business”. I was very wrong, but I’m glad I didn’t give up. These days, my gallery is doing much better, and I’m doing what I love and making my living from it.

Gürdal BiboMM: What is some of the best feedback you’ve gotten about your photographs?

GB: When someone comes into my gallery and says my work inspires them is the best feedback I could ever get.

Gürdal BiboMM: What other projects are you working on right now and what themes or topics might you like to explore in the future?

GB: I’m working on having a booth in Miami during the Art Basel weekend- that’s certainly on my agenda for this year. In the future, there are a few animals that I’d love to photograph, such as tigers and great white sharks.

Gürdal BiboMM: What are your ultimate goals for the future and is there anything else that you would like to mention?

GB: My ultimate goal is to become one of the legends of photography and be respected for my work worldwide.