Serra Akcan attended the Professional Photography Program at the New England School of Photography in Boston between 1997-1999. She produces documentary projects and has worked as a freelance photographer in Istanbul since 1999. She is the co-founder of NarPhotos, an independent photo collective in Istanbul focusing on visual stories about urban transformation, religious and ethnic minorities, subcultures, human rights, migration, environmental issues, political movements, and social and daily life. She organizes photography workshops with women, children and youth mainly to share experiences, knowledge, and to keep up with the younger generation. (Photo shot in Chengili Village, Mush, Turkey 2015. Photo sponsors: Jimmie and Elvia Lucas.)

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