Murat Germen is an artist, academic and archivist using photography as an expression / research tool. Born 1965, he currently lives / works in Istanbul and London. His oeuvre focuses on impacts of overurbanization and gentrification, civic rights and participatory citizenship, documentary sustainability of local cultures, human devastation of nature, climate change, global warming, water rights. Has two monographies, one published by Skira (Italy) and the other by MASA (Turkey). Has opened/joined over eighty inter/national solo+group exhibitions. More than 400 editions of the artist’s several artworks are in personal collections of eminent art collectors / museums inter/nationally.