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.



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 

Presentations & Artist Talks

2016 SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Angork Photo Festival, Cambodia
2016 Photobook Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Photo Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Peace Journalism Conference, Adana, Turkey
2015 Photographers' Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Galata Fotografhanesi, Istanbul, Turkey 
2014 SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey


The Newyork Times Magazine
Time Magazine
The Newyork Times 
CNN International
Le Monde
Le Monde Magazine
Der Speigel
Die Zeit
Financial Times
Stern Magazine
The Guardian
Paris Match
The Wall Street Journal
Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Internazionale magazine
L'oeil De La Photographie
GUP Magazine
Les Jours
ZEKE Magazine
Mouvement Magazine
Tribune Magazine
NZZ Folio
OUT Magazine
Istanbul Art News


Aralık, 2017, Collective Publication
Lila-c, 2017, Collective Publication
Tumor, 2016, Handmade, Self Published