Journalist and photographer Fatih Pinar met photography at the time of his study of economics at the university in 1992. Lately in 1997 he moved to Istanbul in order to become a photo reporter. Pinar created a lot of photo- reportages for geography magazines in Turkey and in Middle East between the years of 1998 and 2004.
The photographer made photo-reportages for several internet media groups in 2005 and thereafter he was concentrated on subjects like urban transformation in Istanbul and related violations of rights.
Since 2013 he has been making video-reportages about the social and political developments in Turkey. He works as a freelance video journalist as well as activist.
With the own words of the photographer:
“If you are going out for making photographs, it means you are going into real life. It means you will witness that time is passing. And you are documenting the moment you go through. It is the chance to meet people that you normally couldn’t meet. It is a discovery; a probability to travel around the world. To release the shutter; the art of real…. A passion … Excitement. You watch admiringly the filtered image from lens and it is magically reflected on viewfinder. You play with light. It is to have butterflies in stomach. At that moment you see the world with one closed eye. You are away from ordinary world when you try to scan it. And you forget everything else. It is the moment of discharging. It is like tears of enthusiasm. You change dimensions in that instant blackout, that nanosecond when you push the shutter. You just go and come back from the other-side. Photography is an addiction. It is the one in billions of possibilities that you actualize. Something real, in real life…It is learning.