murat germen DP
Has a BS degree in city planning from Technical University of Istanbul and an MArch degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he went as a Fulbright scholar and received AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal for academic excellence. Works as a professor of photography and multimedia design at Sabanci University in Istanbul. Previously worked for various state and private universities such as Bilkent, Yeditepe, Yildiz and Bilgi University; teaching various topics. Has submitted work for distinguished publishers / organizations such as; Yapi Kredi Culture and Art Publishers, Young and Rubicam / Reklamevi, Link McCann Erickson, The Designory, Medina and Turgul DDB Advertising Agency, Aga Khan Architectural Awards in Geneva, Siemens, Koc Holding, Istanbul Modern Museum of Art, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Economic and Social History Foundation of Turkey, etc. Having many articles / photo series published on architecture / photography / art / digital design at various magazines and books; he has been invited to several seminars, symposia and conferences like SIGGRAPH, eCAADe to lecture on pertinent topics. Has opened over twenty national / international (Turkey, USA, Italy, Japan) exhibitions and currently writes periodically for Digital PhotoLine, a digital photography magazine, Radikal newspaper’s “Design” appendix and Paralax, an online theory of photography publication. Has received national / international awards (like International Photography Awards honorable mentions in years 2004, 2005, 2006) for work on photography, design and architecture. Has been invited as jury member for eminent national photography competitions.