I am an economist and a former staff member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While pursuing my career there, I took up photography and joined the International Photographic Society (IPS) of the IMF/World Bank, of which I am still a member. I have had several winnings at the IPS photo competitions, including photographer of the year award twice, and continue to participate at their annual exhibitions. My training in photography includes private group lessons, Smithsonian Institution courses, and participation in workshops, seminars, and field trips in photography. I have had three solo photographic exhibitions in my native country Turkey during 2013-2018.