Born next to the Bosphorus, Özge Sebzeci is a photographer and a journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. She aims to explore underreported stories with a focus on gender and migration with an intimate approach.

Her work has been published in National Geographic(US), NPR (US), The New York Review of Books (US), The Huffington Post (US), NRC Handelsblad (The Netherlands),  De Standaard (Belgium), VG(Norway) and 140journos (Turkey) among others.

Fluent in Turkish, English and French

Member of Women Photograph & Diversify Photo & Varız Buradayız, co-founder of On Spec Podcast

Selected for Hamburg Portfolio Review, 2021

National Geographic Explorer 2021-2022

Marilyn Stafford Fotoreportage Award 2018, 1st place

Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow 2018

Nominated for World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2017 & 2018

Featured in Photo Boite 30 under 30 Women Photographers 2016 selection

Participant of Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography in 2014


212 Photography Festival, Female Gaze, Müze Gazhane, Istanbul, Turkey

After Nyne Gallery, 2018, London, UK

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