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Ahmet Polat is an I.C.P. Infinity award winning photographer (2006) , cultural liaison officer and lecturer, who works both in Holland and Turkey. Both in his autonomous and commercial work, Polat’s signature is evident: meticulous in composition, enigmatic in content, and expressing an overall warm-hearted curiosity for human relations. Polat’s work can be found in the outskirts of Turkey ass well as in the high-society of Istanbul. Since 1999, Polat has exhibited prolifically in international venues including Fotomuseum (The Hague), RAM (Rotterdam), FFFI (Frankfurt), and Gallery X-ist (Istanbul). In 2007, he had his first early retrospective at the Istanbul Modern. Polat’s 3rd book publication “…Neither Here Nor There…” was just released in October 2008. His work has been published in the French Vogue, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Volkskrant Newspaper, VICE magazine.

Since 2005 Polat lectured at the Bilgi University (Istanbul), AKI Enschede and the Royal Academy of Arts (The Hague), and worked on setting up several international exchange programs between universities. He is currently working on a new solo exhibition starting at the FOAM museum in Amsterdam, 2010 and he works with Foundation BKVB (Amsterdam) as a commission member.

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