Cihan Alpgiray is a Turkish photographer and visual artist based in Istanbul. He was born in Istanbul in 1982 and has been taking photographs since he was a child. His work focuses on the human condition, exploring themes of identity, memory, and the passage of time.

Alpgiray studied photography at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul, graduating with a degree in photography and video art. After graduation, he worked as a freelance photographer for various magazines and newspapers before launching his own studio in 2008. Since then, he has exhibited his work around the world, including at the Istanbul Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and the New York Photo Festival.

Alpgiray’s work has been featured in numerous publications such as The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Le Monde Magazine, and National Geographic. He has also received numerous awards for his work including the Prix Pictet Award for Photography (2015), the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography (2016), and the Hasselblad Masters Award (2017).

Alpgiray’s photographs are characterized by their dreamlike quality and subtle use of color. His images often explore themes of nostalgia and longing while capturing moments that are both intimate and universal. Through his work, Alpgiray seeks to capture moments that are both fleeting yet timeless – moments that will remain with us long after they have passed.

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