The journalist photographer Fatih Pinar met photography when he was studying economy at the university in Izmir in 1992. He stopped studying in 1997 and moved to Istanbul in order to become a photo journalist. Pinar created a lot of photo reportages for geography magazines in Turkey and in the Middle East between 1998 and 2004.
Pinar started to produce sound photo reportages for several internet media groups in 2005 and thereafter he was concentrated on the subjects like urban transformation in Istanbul and related violations of rights.
Since 2013 he has been producing 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 taking pictures that means you are going into the real life, that you are witnessing the marching time. Now you are documenting the moment you go through. It is the chance to meet people that you normally couldn’t meet.
A discovery, is a probability to travel around the world. To push the pause button; the art of the real…. A passion … Excitement. You watch admiringly the image that is filtered from the lens and magically reflected on the viewfinder. You play with light. Having butterflies in the stomach. Now you see the world with one eye closed. You are away from ordinary world while you try to frame it. And forget everything else. It is the moment of discharging. Like tears of enthusiasm. You change dimensions in that instant blackout, that nanosecond when you push the shutter button. You just go and return from the other-side. Photography is an addiction. The one in billions possibility that you have actualized. Something real, in real life…It is learning.