Born in Izmir, Didem Civginoglu is a graduate of Istanbul University, School of Business Administration. Starting from 2000, her marketing research career reached up to 10 years, working in several international agency networks and also as the consumer research manager of globally renowned brands on client side. Her passion for capturing life’s unexpected moments and developing an imagination of the possible led her to pursue the study of photography at New York Film Academy. Shortly afterwards, she used the skills and experience she developed at the academy to work as an assistant at the ICP and as a studio manager at Mica Studios in Williamsburg. Didem has been freelancing for the last two years and currently in NY available as a freelance photographer for portraits and for editorial and behind the scenes storytelling | documentary commissions. In the last 5 months she has been working in both book project and in a short documentary film as a behind the scenes | set photographer.