VII is pleased to announce that Furkan Temir has joined its lauded VII Mentor Program, an educational initiative launched in 2008 to provide professional development for emerging photographers whom VII consider to be amongst the brightest new talents in the industry.
From the over 300 applicants from more than 30 countries, Furkan joins Arnau Bach, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Luisa Dorr, Mojgan Ghanbari and Esa Ylijaasko in the most recent class to be voted in by VII members.
Furkan will be mentored by Stefano De Luigi for a period of two years to build and develop necessary skills, expand his professional practice and help broaden his professional world by building relationships with editors, publishers and galleries.
About Furkan Temir
Furkan Temir is a self-taught photographer and artist born in 1995 in a small town in Eastern Turkey. After spending his childhood and adolescence in his town, he earned a scholarship for the Department of Cinema in State University and moved to Istanbul. By that time, he had developed an interest in photojournalism and traveled many times across Turkey and abroad for his projects. He combines different techniques of painting, video, photography, and installation to create works focused on minorities in the Middle East.
Temir’s photos have been published in The New York Times, TIME, CNN Photo Blog, Stern, Paris Match and The Guardian. He also had solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Italy, France, and Turkey. He lives in Istanbul.