A graduate of Goldsmith's College, London, Emrâ Islek is an artist who makes photos. Mostly, women and children. Through her photographic portrayal of social issues that women and children face, she aims to engage her audience in an emotional and deeply personal journey. She has worked as a photographer/educator for children in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and in urban England. Her social and cultural understanding of women in the Middle East lead her focusing on issues of female identity, most recently through a portrait series of Iranian women. Her photos have been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, Time-Out, DownBeat, Jazztimes and her work has been exhibited in Carnegie Hall and Ruben Museum of Art. She has been nominated for prestigious awards, among them, Honorable Mentions in 2009, 2010 International Photography Awards.
Emrâ is always fascinated by the possibility of creative connections with artists from other disciplines. She has been working with performers, extensively musicians, and passionate about bringing still images and improvised notes together. Whatever she photographs, sensibility is what she aims for in her photographic gaze.
Emrâ Islek's music imagery is represented by DALLE Images worldwide. All enquiries regarding her art projects, please contact André Prades at Photoworks.
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