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Barbaros Kayan, Turkey

2016 Sony World Photography Awards - 3rd Place, Conceptual, Professional Competition


Barbaros Kayan is a graduate in Visual Communication Design with honors from Istanbul Bilgi University in Istanbul (2004). Kayan is a documentary photographer and a multimedia artist. He focuses on social events, state politics, being in motion and streets in his works. He uses reality as a means. With his preferences about colour, saturation and moments; he aims to hint the author’s existence. Kayan is co-founder and editor of the MOKU photographers collective.His images can be found in Time, Le Monde, Le Figaro, The Guardian, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Courrier International, Vice. Kayan has been continuing his works with non-profit organizations in countries since 2012. He lives in Istanbul.