Naz Köktentürk

Naz Köktentürk is a photographer who has lived in Paris, France for a long time but she is currently working and living in Istanbul. She mostly worked on Middle Eastern-Central Asia region, for countries such as Afghanistan, Tajikistan etc.  Köktentürk has created photo projects for many years on social problems, outliners, all minorities, pain and on issues related to the street and war victims.

From her selected projects;

The “Silent Afghanistan” project carried out by the “Photographers Without Borders” was exhibited at the Işık Gallery in Nişantaşı and the photo-book was published in.

The “Do you know Hasankeyf?” project carried out by the “Photographers Without Borders” was exhibited in 2010 at the Rezan Has Museum & the photo-book was published.

The “I am cross with you, I don’t play” project showing the pictures of before, during and after demolition of a neighbor in Istanbul was exhibited in 2014 at the Rezan Has Museum & the photo-book was published.

The “Wakhan Dam-el-Dunya” project carried out by the team was exhibited in 2015 at the Işık Gallery in Nisantasi & the photo-book was published.

In 2015 she collaborated with Mustafa Bilge Satkın on a collaborative photography exhibition called “Burqa I Buzkashi” at BLOK art space, Istanbul. Her series from this exhibition was also exhibited in Turkish Ambassy in Kabul.

In recent years, particularly in Afghanistan, she produces awareness projects on impact of the post-war period on people. Also she works with many international medical aid organizations. Also she is an editor for many different publications, writes on art, history and cultural researches on different cities. She is currently working and living in Istanbul, Turkey.

from Burqa series by Naz Köktentürk, 120 x 150 cm, 2015