I’m interested in reviewing the work of photographers who are engaged upon long term projects which can either be completed or in their very early stages. Through our exchange, we will seek to find answers to your questions and doubts, and to create a dynamic that will boost your work. My aim is also to take participants through a creative process and find the ideas on how critically examine the storytelling approach: from shooting to post-production, editing, working with text, video or sound and finally telling a story through different forms.
About your reviewer
Emin Özmen is concerned with documenting human rights violations in his home country of Turkey and around the world. His deeply affecting work has brought attention to the suffering of those who are victim to natural disaster, civil unrest and corruption.
Since a few years, he has been working on his two long-term projects: Limbo, which documents the populations uprooted by the spiral of conflicts and “Hidden war” about the Kurdish conflict that has simmered for decades in Turkey. He worked in South Sudan in 2018 on the adversity and resilience of life in a Protection of Civilians camp and surrounding villages. In 2019 he travelled to Venezuela, where he covered the humanitarian crisis inflicting the country.