The Everyday Projects
Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
I am a freelance photographer and videographer working for magazines, newspapers and humanitarian organizations.
I am a graduate from the photojournalism program at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and a participant of the XXII Eddie Addams Workshop.
My work has been featured by Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, GlobalPost, The New York Times, Catholic News Service, PRI’s The World, World Vision, CRS, Amnesty International, Unicef, among others.
2016 - Fellow, 2014 - Honorable Mention, 2014 - Award of excellence
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing
Away from home in Istanbul
At least 20,000 Afghans live on the margins of society in Turkey, lured here by promises of good wages that are never paid and smugglers who tell them it is an easy launching point for Europe. Cast aside by war in their homeland and overlooked by aid agencies focusing on Syrians, many scrape by digging through Istanbul's trash for anything they can sell to recyclers.
Iraqi Christians in Turkey
After years of violence and persecution, Iraqi Christians are fleeing their ancestral land to never return. They are Assyrians, an ethnic group from the Middle East. They are mostly moving to countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States.
I am currently working on this topic.