Cengiz Yar

Cengiz Yar

Cengiz Yar is an American documentary photographer who spent the past two years working in Iraq. His photography and writing is focused on mass displacement, religious and ethnic minorities, and the fight against the Islamic State. Cengiz’s editorial clients include Vanity Fair, WIRED UK, Google, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy Magazine, among others. His humanitarian clients include organizations such as UNHCR, UNICEF, UNMAS, and Mercy Corps. He was awarded ONA’s inaugural 2015 James W. Foley Award for Conflict Freelancers and was listed by Getty Images Reportage Emerging Talent. He was part of the Associated Press photography team listed as 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalists and served for the past three years as a board member of the Frontline Freelancer Registry.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Cengiz Yar

Safe Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Following wars and the occupation of many areas of the country by ISIL, Iraq is littered with explosive devices, including thousands of IEDs. Major population centers and small villages are unsafe for the people returning home.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Cengiz Yar

Sep 162018

Photography and Trauma: Psychological Stress and The Occupational Hazards of Exposure to Traumatic Imagery

This panel aims to highlight how common psychological stress and trauma is among journalists and discuss related topics: Why are photographers and photo editors at particular risk? What are the barriers to treating trauma and how do we address them? What resources are available?

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