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Emin Özmen
Turkish, b. 1985 (Nominee)
Featured Essays
Oct 2, 2018
Turkish Dam Chronicles.
The Güneydogu Anadolu Projesi, or GAP project is a long running government effort to build 22 dams (19 of which are to be coupled with hydroelectric power stations) and irrigate 1,800,000 hectares of South-Eastern Anatolia. The Turkish government’s most public aims are the redevelopment of the region and the harnessing of the country’s powerful natural energy sources - the Euphrates... More...
Featured Essays
Jun 21, 2018
Nigeria is currently experiencing an opioid addiction crisis - millions of citizens are addicted to Tramadol, a legal but highly addictive synthetic opioid. Though not as potent as heroin or morphine, it’s readily available so is an easy choice for users. Due to Tramadol’s comparatively mild effects, addicts typically combine it with alcohol, marijuana, codeine, and/or Rohypnol.

Though Tramadol users... More...
Jan 24, 2018
Improve your narrative skills with Magnum in Paris

“ For me, there is something more important than good or bad photography. It’s about the quality of your character, it’s about your soul. I believe photography follows this and is already a reflection of who you are.” - Emin Özmen

Improve your visual storytelling skills with Magnum Photos nominee Emin Özmen and his longterm collaborator Cloe Kerhoas,... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 30, 2017
Since its rise to power in 2014, the Islamic State has targeted tourist destinations across Europe and throughout the Mediterranean region. The attacks, relatively inexpensive for the self-proclaimed caliphate to carry out, are intended not only to sow fear and project power but also to strike a heavy blow to economies dependent on tourism.
Few economies have been hit harder by this than Turkey’s.... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 2, 2017
On September 25, 2017, several million Kurds took to the polls to vote in a landmark independence referendum almost a hundred years in the making. Having been denied statehood since the redrawing of Middle Eastern borders at the end of World War I, the Kurds are often viewed as the world’s largest ethnic group without a permanent nation state. The move towards independence could come at a high political... More...