Featured in NY Times - May 7, 2021 - A selection of female photographers by Gulnara Samoilova

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"Naomi, Here I Am" series has been featured in the French magazine Courrier International - May 2021

The Courrier International has featured the "Naomi, Here I Am" series along with an interview with Suzan Pektaş.

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Interview in #FacesOfPhotography published on fotogloria.de - May 2021

After a phase of confusion and uncertainty, Suzan Pektaş aggressively used the space created by the pandemic for her photography. She has published a book, is already working on the next, and is preparing a new freelance work. She spoke to #FacesOfPhotography about all of this and more...

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Interview at artfulliving - February 2021

Interview by Nazlı Yıldırım on Suzan Pektas's recently published book, "Gravity of You", and artistic productivity.

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Interview at unlimitedrag.com - January 2021

Interview by Eda Yiğit on Suzan Pektas's photography in relation to a wide range of topics from immigration to existential concerns, from gender to visual story telling...

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A review of Gravity Of You by Ali Taptık at Manifold - January 2021

A review of Suzan Pektaş's first book Gravity of You by Ali Taptık appeared at Manifold.

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Interview at gazeteduvar.com - January 2021

Interview by Birgül Sevinçli on photography and Suzan Pektas's recently published book.

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LFI 05.2020 issue features Dreams The Black Sea series - June 2020

"Dreams The Black Sea" series has been published in 05.2020 issue of LFI (Leica Fotografie International).

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Dreams The Black Sea series featured in Head On Festival - May, 2020

"Dreams The Black Sea" series has been featured in Head On 2020 festival, Sydney, Australia, in May 2020.

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Dreams The Black Sea series received Silver Medal in Portfolio/Personal in MIFA 2019 - June, 2019

The "Dreams of The Black Sea" received Silver Medal in portfolio/personal category in MIFA 2019 (Moscow International Foto Awards).

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Dreams The Black Sea series featured in Seen Magazine - June, 2019

Can, if he ever could, a headless white horse dream?
What, if he ever could, a headless white horse dream of?

My grandpa’s answer was short and clear: He Dreams The Black Sea.

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Interview at Click Magazine - April, 2019

Suzan Pektas is a self-taught photographer based in Istanbul. She developed her passion for visual language during her college years and chose it as a profession. Exploring various forms of expression between documentary and pure visual form, she is primarily focused on the existence of individuals and their personal conditions. Suzan's photography aims to capture invisible and intact moments of solitude. Her projects mainly concern women, urban transformation and immigration. They have often been featured in online and printed media such as Leica Camera, LFI, LensCulture, RedMilk Magazine, 6Mois.  

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Interview at 121 Clicks - May, 2019

Suzan Pektas is a documentary photographer born and brought up in Balkans, and currently living in Istanbul, Turkey. She started photography 5 years ago as a semi-professional career. for Suzan, documentary photography is a  power of storytelling. She truly mesmerized by life, and more specifically the lives of ordinary people, which are, at the bottom, built of personal stories.

Thanks, Suzan for accepting our invite.

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Interview in RedMilk Magazine - January, 2019

My subject matter is the people and their unseen stories, the characters that are lost in their own inner worlds. I try to link to my subject’s emotional layers, unearth them and explore how deeply they shape us. And, that’s where you touch the untouched, unearth the deep buried solitude. I do this by story-telling. And as for all good story-tellers, I rely on my instincts...

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One Photo - One Story from "Black Sea" Series Featured in LFI Magazine - December, 2018

For her series Black Sea Suzan Pektaş returned to the place of her childhood: the coast of the Black Sea. On her way from her native Bulgaria to Georgia she searched for the feeling of these past summers when her grandfather, a disabled actor, told her stories about headless horses, pretty girls and the sea in the family's beach hut.

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The Black Sea series featured in the Leica Camera Blog - December, 2018

Istanbul-based photographer Suzan Pektaş operates as a medium between reality and dream. Her photography is a visual exploration of the mundane, the fantastical and everything in between. Be it timeless, black and white street shots, more abstract experiments with movement and light or documentary story-telling, Pektaş’s output is nothing short of prolific and invariably high in quality.

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Women Street Photographers Exhibition - December 2018

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Featured in Burn Magazine - November 2018

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Black Paradise series featured by InterCollective - October, 2018

Since 2015, I have been working on long-term projects, mainly on urban transformation and gentrification, immigration and women. In one ongoing project, I focus on African immigrants in Istanbul. I have been curious about the Africans in Istanbul for long, about their widely unnoticed urban culture...

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The Independent Photographer Finalist - May, 2018

Theme: Portrait Photography / Competition Judge: Jimmy Nelson

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The Human Landscapes from East Anatolia appeared in Click Magazine - May, 2018

Suzan Pektas has been an active free-lance photographer for over 5 years. She continuously explores different formats and visual expressions on a human-centric common ground and positions herself at the cross-road of art and documentary. 

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Interview in artphotofeature (apf) - April, 2018

Newsweek Japan - April 2018

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Feature Shoot Print Swap Exhibition - October, 2017

Feature Shoot Founder Alison Zavos and Black Eye Gallery Director Tom Evangelidis have selected 40 images to be part of the exhibition. Black Eye Gallery is dedicated entirely to photography, representing emerging and established artists.The Print Swap is proud to present Ambient Landscapes at Black Eye Gallery in Sydney, Australia.

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The Independent Photographer Finalist - October, 2017

Theme: Open Call / Competition Judge: Christopher Anderson

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6MOIS Magazine - February, 2017

« Jour d’été sur le port de Thessalonique, en Grèce. La photo s’est imposée à moi lorsque le soleil de fin d’après-midi a traversé cette sculpture. C’était magique. »

The Göç Sakinleri exhibition at IFSAK - February, 2017

Suzan Pektaş ‘Göç Sakinleri’ sergisinde Tarlabaşı’daki kentsel dönüşümü ve bölgede yaşayan yurttaşların hikayelerini anlatıyor. 25 Şubat’ta açılan sergi 16 Mart tarihine kadar Beyoğlu’daki İFSAK Galeride ziyaretçilerini bekliyor.

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LensCulture takeover Urban Solitude - September, 2015

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The Göç Sakinleri exhibition at Bogazici University, Albert Long Hall - October, 2016

Belgesel LAB üyelerinden Suzan Pektaş'ın fotoğraflarından oluşan sergi, Tarlabaşı'ndaki kentsel dönüşüm sürecini ve zorunlu göçe maruz kalmış Tarlabaşı sakinlerinin hikayesini anlatıyor. Sergi, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Albert Long Hall Salonu'nda 24.10.2016-13.11.2016 tarihleri arasında gezilebilir.

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