TITLE: Mother Africa
AUTHOR: Vehbi Koca (United Kingdom)
Vehbi Koca is an internationally acclaimed Turkish-born Documentary and Fine Art photographer. He lives and works in London. With over 35 years of experience in image-making, Koca has covered a range of documentary and social photography throughout the UK and internationally. He is a committed and emotionally involved artist with an eye for the detail.
"Vehbi Koca is one of the most gifted photographers of our time. Deeply immersed in both Oriental and Western cultures, he has a unique sensitivity as an artist. His objective is to fathom the natural and profound inner person within his subjects. This is his greatest quality as an artist. His painstaking diligence invariably produces work of the highest caliber, indeed masterpieces." Moris Farhi (Pen 2001)
After completing his MA in Photography and Cinema from Westminster University Vehbi Koca has worked as a freelance photographer for various picture stock agencies. In 2004 he was awarded by the G.B Millennium Commission for his documentary project called “Distant Countries”. He worked as a curator for a photographic project called “City: Chaos and Charm” in The 1st Istanbul International Biennial of Photography, organized by IFSAK. Vehbi’s work has been exhibited and published extensively in England, Turkey, USA and N. Ireland. At present works as a freelance photographer and teaches in various educational settings teaching creative digital media & photography workshops
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