Posted by Rızacan Kumaş
Studied Photography in Marmara University located in Istanbul, specialising in Documentary Photography. He worked as a Workshop Training Specialist for four years in Fujifilm Turkey. Throughout his career in Fujifilm, he was a lecturer on Street and Documentary Photography. In addition, he executed projects about the city of Istanbul. Participating the project named “Breaching The Surface: Subculture of Mannheim” in Mannheim University in Germany, he also took part in their group exhibition both in Turkey and Germany. In 2017, his work was considered worthy of being exhibited in Marmara University 7th International Student Triennial. Four photographs of his were considered worthy of being exhibited in Leica Gallery Istanbul in 01/2017 as part of “Sanata Bi Yer” project held by Dogus Group. He started travelling for his new project named “Cross the Silk Road” on 21/09/2017 and completed it on 21/07/2018, then started working on publishing the project into a book. To accomplish this project, he started travelling in Turkey, then crossed over into Georgia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China, Viet Nam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Nepal, India and Pakistan. He also made some small-scale projects in the countries he visited, such as “Shia Muslims”, “Afghan Basti Refugee Camp”, “A Gay Bar in Thailand” and “A Buddhist Monastic School and Orphanage”. Throughout his journey/project, he was offered to take role in a GFX 50S medium-format camera promotional video of a worldwide company, Fujifilm and it has been published in Fujifilm Global.