Kerem Yücel


Kerem Yücel was born and raised in Turkey. Kerem's main interest is in social justice, human rights and the protection of civilian population and environmental issues. Kerem is currently located  in Minneapolis, Minneapolis and roaming The Land of Dakota / MidWest.

He is working mostly with Agence France Presse (AFP), MPR news, Sierra Magazine, and Anadolu Images. 

Kerem's photographs have appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post,  Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Guardian. 

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Portrait Series categories, 2nd Prize,  2021 Best of Photojournalism (BOP), "Freedom Fighters during Minneapolis uprising"

Photo-Reportage 3rd Prize. Mar 2016, by  Turkey Photojournalist Association.“Life stories of communities stuck right beside coal power plants in Turkey”

Portrait Section 2nd Prize. Mar 2016, by  Turkey Photojournalist Association. “Theirs is a love story full of hope longing from Syria to Turkey”


The Guest, (2015): “Guest” looks into the lives of Syrian refugees in Turkey. 

You can contact me for the English version. It is available on Amazon and bookstores for the Turkish edition. 

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