Zafer Yorganci is a Turkish Documentary Photojournalist, Film-Maker, and 3D Artist (Portfolio). He grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied Graphic Design for a while, He has been working as a Graphic Designer and 3D Artist for different companies since 2012. Besides all these professions, He has been interested in film and photography since then and attended film and scriptwriting courses in Istanbul. He became one of ten photographers selected for the #BridgingStories photography collective, which was mentored by Photographer, John Stanmeyer (National Geographic) for 2016. They had exhibitions in France, U.S.A, and Armenia. Their photo works were published in New York Times, and They also launched a Photo Book in 2017 all around the world. His photo works were placed in The International Centre for Photojournalism (CIP) in France in 2018. He worked on several short films as an editor and cinematographer. In 2015 He directed his first short documentary "The Dispossessed", and the film won one jury special award in Turkey and was selected for screening at various festivals in a few countries. In 2016, he moved to Budapest for his film education, after a year changed the university and went to Wroclaw to study for a bachelor- ''in 3D Animation and Visual effects for Film''. He completed his graduation movie ''Frames'' in 2021 and this movie was supported by the European Union Funds. His photo and film studies focused on mostly refugees, the working class, poverty, and human rights. He is currently working on his short scripts and first feature film.

  • 2021, Taste of Anatolia - Films from Turkey in the UK.

  • 2021, Award,''The Runner Up Short Film on Refugee'', IIUSFF Film Festival - Association with ''UNHCR '' in Bangladesh.

  • 2021, Financial Support by European Union Funds in Poland for short film ''Frames''.

  • 2018, His Photo work was placed in The International Centre for Photojournalism (CIP) in France.

  • 2018, Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan Festival in France.

  • 2017, The New York Times - ''Building Bridges Between Turkey and Armenia'' in the U.S.A.

  • 2017, Bridging Stories - Group Exhibition in Armenia.

  • 2017, Bridging Stories - Photo Book published all around the world.

  • 2016, Selected Photographer for BridgingStories (He was one of 12 Photographer who was selected from Turkey)

  • 2016, Bin Varmis Bir Yokmus - Group Photo Exhibition Turkey.

  • 2016, Goldensun Short Film Festival - screening in Malta.

  • 2016, 10th International Second Hand Film Festival - screening in Turkey.

  • 2016, Doc Sun back Film Festival - screening in the U.S.A.

  • 2016, Award "Jury Prize", Genconculer Short Film Competition - Jury Prize in Turkey.

  • 2015, IX. Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival in Turkey.

zaferyorganci@yahoo.com

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