Çeşme, Çeşme/İzmir, Turkey
Based in Washington, D.C., I have freelance photographer contracts with Reuters, The Associated Press, Corbis Images and Religion News Service. I was among the team of Reuters photographers who covered the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore in late April and early May 2015. I contributed to the refugee migration to Greece story for The Associated Press.
I am accredited to the U.S. Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery, and I am a professional member of the National Press Photographers Association and the White House News Photographers Association.
The Weather Channel, CBS Evening News, Capa Pictures of Paris, the French energy giant Alstom, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Rugby Union, The Philanthropy Roundtable of Washington D.C., TYR Swimwear and the University of Missouri are among the clients for whom I have provided photography services since 2007.
My work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. As a staff photographer at St. Joseph News-Press, a daily newspaper in northwest Missouri, I finished third place in the National Press Photographers Association’s photographer of the year point tally in Region 7, which included Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, in 2013.
The photographs I’ve taken have appeared in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Business Insider, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, NBC News PhotoBlog, BuzzFeed and Al Jazeera America.
I studied photojournalism and received an M.A. degree from the Missouri School of Journalism on a Fulbright scholarship. I earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations, with high honors, from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.
I also designed and taught the Introduction to Photojournalism course in Ankara University’s Journalism Department.
2016 - NPPA NSC Contest Spot News 2nd Place, 2016 - NPPA NSC Contest General News 1st Place, 2016 - NPPA Best of Photojournalism HM, 2015 - Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest HM, 2015 - 31 NPPA regional awards including 10 1st places, 2013 - Third Place, Photographer of the year point tally, 2013 - Two NPPA national awards, 2013 - AP Kan./Mo. Member Photo Contest 2nd Place
- Audio capture
- Audio editing
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing