Sevil Alkan (1979) is a self-educated photographer and an architect. She graduated from Middle East Technical University in 2004 and received her master degree in Urban Studies at Bauhaus University, Weimar in 2007. She currently lives and works in İstanbul. Her photographic approach is to unveil the complexity of everyday scenes and arouse emotions through the images she creates.

She is an enthusiastic supporter of the collective creation and one of founders of H-artcollective, a Turkey based photography collective founded in 2015. Her works, so far, have been exhibited internationally at various institutions such as Akbank Gallery, Porec Museum and Russian Museum of Photography. Her work has been featured in several magazines and publications. She is the author of the book Urban Animal.


Urban Animal, No 238, İzmir, 2020

Stray Dog, Lensculture Discoveries Exhibition, Paris, 2019 Touching the Time, Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhniy Novgorod, 2019
Stray Dog, Porec Museum, Croatia, 2018
Find Me, Group Exhibition, Akbank Sanat Gallery, 2017
Exposed City, Foto İstanbul Festival 2016
Mobile, İstanbul Photographer Gallery, 2016
Limited, İstanbul Photographer Gallery, 2016


LensCulture Street Photography Awards, 1st Place, Series, 2019
DotArt Urban 2018 Photo Awards, Honorable Mention, Porec Museum Exhibition Award, 2018
Monovisions Photography Awards, Street Series of the Year, 1st Place, 2018


Urban Animal
ISBN 978-605-031-743-5
64 pages
500 copies
Printed by Ofset Yapımevi


Urban Animal in Making, Fotoğrafevi, December 2019


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