The image of Atatürk on the NFT was given a registration certificate by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Atatürk’s picture is the first NFT in the world to be called a “artwork.”When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk sent the negative copy and the picture to journalist Ruşen Eşref Ünaydn 70 years ago, it was the first time a state recognized a non-fungible token (NFT) as an artwork.
Ünaydn was likewise a poet, writer, and journalist. He filled in as a delegate for Afyonkarahisar in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey for the second, third, and fourth terms, as Secretary General of the Presidency, and as an ambassador. Ünaydn additionally made it feasible for Osman Atilla, a poet, and writer such as himself, to take the beautiful picture.
Before he passed on, Osman Atilla sent the negative duplicate to journalist Brahim Kücükkurt, who put it in neighborhood papers during the 1950s and mid-1960s. In 2007, Kücükkurt offered a negative chance to journalist Onur Bayram. Bayram saved the negative for a long time in a crate that was made only for it to guard it against light, humidity, and time.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, he made the digital workmanship by putting the negative adaptation of the photo close to the positive form on the PC. “NFT artworks have become famous during the pandemic time frame. In the least complex terms, NFT can be made sense of as digital title deeds of show-stoppers. I converted this historical photograph into NFT with the name ‘Photo1918.” Bayram said that he needed to make a work like this since he was stressed over how distorted the negative photograph was.
Bayram said that variety photography negatives might lose their variety following 30 years and that conceivable all regrettable photographs will be lost over the long haul.
He also made a website in Turkish, English, and German that tells the history of the photo.
“Hundreds of thousands of photos, videos, and similar digital images are converted into NFT every day. However, the NFT Atatürk photograph differed from millions of other NFTs. For this reason, I applied for registration to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Copyright last year and received the ‘Registration Certificate for Fine Art Works.’ Thus, the NFT of Atatürk photography became the first work of the world to be certified as a work of art,” he said.