My Name is Serbest Salih I’m a self-taught photographer from Kobani . I was born in 1993 in a still communist country, so I had to spend my first 20 years of life in a small rural city with my parents. I realise now how lucky I was to be barefoot every summer, to build my own dolls from corn and make fantastic cities from snow. I’ve lived with my parents until university when I moved to Mardin turkey and I started studying business management and worked for a while In non-governmental organizations in the Department of Humanitarian Aid . This is where my love for people transformed into me having a camera by my side and taking portraits of every emotion that inspired me.
My passion for photography grew stronger when I started working in analog photography workshop with syrian and Mardin children ( Sirkhane Darkroom ) its a darkroom on the Turkish/ Syrian Border children learning to shoot and develop their own film
I especially love analog photography.
My photography is emotion, story telling, mood, intimacy