Emine Akbaba (b. 1987) is an Turkish-German documentary photographer. Her works are related to women‘s rights, gender equality and the freedom of speech, especially in the Middle East, which is her cultural heritage.
The reason behind the choice of telling the stories of Middle Eastern women is deeply ingrained in her own experiences as daughter, heavily influenced by the experiences of hermother.
Therefore, she is continually anxious to act as an interpreter for these women who cannot speak for themselves.
In her freelance assignments, Emine works with local and international NGO, non-profit organisations, Newspapers and Magazine. Her photographic works are long-term projects.
Her visual projects has been screened, exhibited and awarded like the Nikon Photo Award 2014/2015, “Alles in schönster Ordnung” in Germany shortlisted at the N-Ost Reportage Prize 2016 and attended the Nikon-Noor Academy in Berlin with Bénédicte Kurzen, Kadir van Lohuizen, Yuri Kozyrev.
She holds a diploma of Advanced Visual Storytelling from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and a bachelor’s degree of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in Hanover where I am based as Turkish-German visual journalist.