Furkan Temir is a self-taught photographer and artist born 1995 in a small town in Eastern Turkey. After spending his childhood and adolescence in his town, he earned a scholarship for the Department of Cinema in State University and moved to Istanbul. By that time, he had developed an interest in photojournalism and traveled many times across Turkey and abroad for his projects. He combines different techniques of painting, video, photography, and installation to create works focused on minorities in the Middle East.
Temir’s photos have been published in The New York Times, TIME, CNN Photo Blog, Stern, Paris Match and the Guardian. He also had solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Italy, France, Poland and Turkey. Currently He is represented by VII Photo Agency as part of the Mentor Program. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey.
Exhibitions 2018 Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France 2017 Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey 2017 Operation Room, Istanbul, Turkey 2017 Photobook Festival, Istanbul, Turkey 2017 Mois de la Photo du Grand Paris, Paris, France 2017 Photographers' Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 2016 Photobook Festival, Istanbul, Turkey 2016 Toz Artist Run Space, Istanbul, Turkey 2016 Downstairs at Mother, London, England 2016 Forma Gallery, Hunedoara, Romania 2016 Face in Focus, Tabernacle, London, England 2016 Krakow Photomonth Festival, Krakow, Poland 2015 Photo Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 2015 Mamut Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey 2015 C/O Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2015 Fotoleggendo, Rome, Italy 2015 Olympus Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 2015 Turkey Press Association, Antalya, Turkey 2015 Umbriaworldfest, Umbria, Italy 2014 Bayeux Calvados War Correspondents, Paris, France