Born in Corum, Turkey,1973.Graduated from Istanbul Technical University and went to New England School of Photography ,MA,USA for photography education in 1997.


Selected to participate 13th Barnstorm Eddie Adams Workshop , NY, 2000 and World Press Photo Workshop, Istanbul, 2003.


One of the co founder of NAR Photos, an independent photo collective based in Istanbul. 

In 2006, he contributed to an exhibition and a book project with ten contemporary photographers from Turkey and Armenia, the first ever photographic collaboration of the two nations. 

Editorial clients include: 

Time, Fortune, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Stern, Frankfurter Allegemeine, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Focus, Die Welt, Financial Times, Le Figaro, Le Monde, L’Equipe, La Vie, ELLE France, National Geographic, Gourmet, The National, Bloomberg News, GEO, Wall Street Journal, Art+Auction, Amnesty International, Monocle, Travel+Leisure, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Capital, 11 Freunde, Finanzen, Cicero Magazine, Courrier International 

NGOs and Foundations: 

Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Goethe Insitut, Anadolu Culture, Ford Foundation, Anadolu Artisans, Hrant Dink Foundation, Support To Life 

Corporate clients include: 

Apple, Shell Europe HQ, Mercedes Benz, Mastercard, Nike Europe HQ, Nike US, Coca Cola, Efes Pilsen, Otto Hofstetter, MAN Engine 


2019 Nominated for PrixPictet Award, Theme ‘Hope’ 

2018 Pilar of Smoke , Arles International Photo Festival 

2017 Turkiyeli, Gesellschaft für Humanistische Fotografie Gallery,Berlin 

2016 Les Glaneurs et les Glaneuses, Versus Art Project 

2015 77/13 Political Art and Resistance, nGbk Berlin 

2014 On The Road ,Narphotos, Istanbul Modern Museum 

2014 Terra Thrace project, Photo Bienale Thessaloniki 

2013 ‘Milyonluk Manzara’ (A View Worth a Million), book and exhibition 

2012 Stories From Borders – Armenia & Turkey 

2012 Terra Thrace project, book and exhibition 

2009 Fragments, Istanbul – Rennes Camera Obscur Gallery France 

2006 Merhabarev – Cultural Bridge Between Armenia & Turkey  

2005 International Media Forum - Stories from Turkey