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
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