Originally from a small Kurdish village near the Euphrates River, in Turkish Kurdistan.
Murat Yazar’s photography questions whether imposed borders or boundaries are the mark of our humanity. His photographic projects seek to bring people together, with details and differences celebrated in a single book or exhibition room. Murat is a Kurdish photographer from Eastern Turkey. He has created photo projects in his home country and in the Middle East, Armenia, Georgia, and Europe. Murat crossed Anatolia into Georgia by walking 1200 km as part of the Out of Eden project.
The Refugees and A walk through Anatolia, BarrObjektif Festival, France, Centre Cívic Can Basté, Spain
Grants and Awards Include:
Shadows of Kurdistan "Istituto italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente" (ISMEO)
MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards Winner 2019
Sony World Photography Awards shortlist winner in 2020
The Grand Prize winner of 2020 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition in 2020
PX3 Paris 2020 Winner - Prize Silver in Book/Documentary
Siena International Photo Award 2020 / Prize Honorable mention