NCU introduces a new member of the photo-documentary movement.
Alex Melia, in addition to shooting in his home country, has been living and photographing in the northern part of the Republic of Turkey for a long time. The main subject of his documentary research is simple everyday situations of working class life, at work and at home. Thanks to regular trips to the Anatolian Peninsula and the Armenian Highlands, the subject matter is so large and deep that it seems familiar to the viewer, even to those who have never visited the northern regions of Turkey. 

Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

The North of Turkey  

Alex’s first series of photographs on NCU is called The North of Turkey. It is not a random choice for him, both the place of shooting and a meaningful search for visual and content material. The life in the northern regions of modern Turkey, reflected in the series of Alexey Melia’s works, seems, according to him, to be an allusion to the USSR era of the last decades before perestroika. Memories from his childhood are superimposed on the author’s present-day perception, mixed in fanciful images and parallel forms, suggestive and again forcing to rethink the historical path of development of his people.

Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

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Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Eric Gourlan

Please welcome our new NCU member. Eric Gourlan was born in 1968 in the town of Lunel (southern France). Based...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Emil Gataullin

Please welcome our new NCU member. Emil Gataullin was born in 1972 in Yoshkar-Ola, Republic of Mari El, USSR. Based...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Moscow 2008

'WE' 8 — 28 September, 2008 Noga Creative Union and Theophania Art Gallery present the first solo exhibition...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Alexander Shumskikh

Welcome one of the first members of the NCU. Alexander Shumskikh was born in 1972 in Moscow, USSR. Based in Moscow,...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Misha Maslennikov

Head of NCU. Misha Maslennikov was born in 1964 in Dobroe settlement close to Moscow, USSR. Based in Odessa, Ukraine.
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Tatiana Plotnikova

Please welcome our new NCU member. Tatiana Plotnikova was born in Leningrad, USSR (now St Petersburg, Russia). She...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Kristof Huf

Please welcome our new NCU member. Kristof Huf was born in 1971 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Based in Munich, Germany.
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Pavlos Kozalidis

Please welcome our new NCU member. Pavlos Kozalidis was born in 1961 in the port city of Piraeus in Attica. Based...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Manuel Almenares

Please welcome our new NCU member. Manuel Almenares Estrada was born in 1992 in Havana, the capital of Cuba. Based...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Paulo Nunes

Please welcome our new NCU member. Paulo Nunes was born in 1977 in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Based in Lisbon,...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Ragnar Axelsson

Please welcome our new NCU member. Ragnar Guðni Axelsson, also known as RAX was born in 1958 in Reykjavík, the...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Raúl Cañibano

Please welcome our new NCU member. Raúl Cañibano Ercilla was born in 1961 in Havana, the capital of Cuba. Based...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Dmitriy Cherba

Please welcome our new NCU member. Dmitriy Cherba was born in 1987, in the railway town of Uzlovaya, in the east...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Bielsko-Biała 2021

'The Don Steppe' 8 — 24 October, 2021 The Centre for Photography Foundation, within the framework of the 9. Foto Art...
Alex Melia / New member 2012. Noga Creative Union

Vitebsk 2021

'NCU is 15 years old' 23 — 27 June, 2021 Noga Creative Union presents an anniversary exhibition of documentary...