Freelance Kurdish photographer Murat Yazar (born in 1978) , in Turkey 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.


Exhibitions Include:

Shadows of Kurdistan, Corto Dorico Film Festival, Italy, Babel Film Festival, Italy, Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay, Canada, Paris Kurdish İnstitute, France  


The Refugees and A walk through Anatolia, BarrObjektif Festival, France, Centre Cívic Can Basté, Spain

Publications Include: 

National Geographic Magazine, Now Magazine, The Times, IZ Magazine, Le Courrier, The New York Times, Artribune magazine, Travel Globe Magazine


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

Published Book: 

Shadows of Kurdistan. A photographic research of a cultural identity