Ahmet Unwar, winner of the Guardian student photographer award, 'Esat'
15 Aug 2013
Brighton University Faculty of Arts and Architecture graduate Ahmet Unver won the Guardian student photographer prize and was the third prize winner of the independent photographers' Terry O'Neill competition.
He was born in Stockholm of Turkish descent. "His series 'Gurbet/Far Away' documents the Swedish landscape and looks at the Turkish community, who still do not feel a part of Swedish society. Unver's parents moved from Turkey to Sweden as migrant workers hoping to someday return to their homeland. These photographs exemplify his feelings of isolation and his search for identity."
(Quote: Hotshoe International photography)
His successes shortly after graduation from his BA Hons in Photography at the University of Brighton in 2007 include the following exhibitions and prizes:
2008 – A SERIES OF INVESTIGATIONS, London, www.in-difference.com/
2007 – LENNOX CONTEMPORARY, Toronto
2007 – THE PLACE CAMBER SANDS, Camber
2007 – INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY, Battle
2007 – GRADUATION SHOW – Brighton Gallery, Brighton
2007 – CETLD – Cockroft Building, Brighton
2006 – TRIPTYCH – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest
2006 – TRIPTYCH – Brighton Gallery, Brighton
His work has been published in the followingPublications
2008, August – Foam Magazine, Talent Issue
2008, June – Foto 8 Magazine
2007, November – Flash Forward
2007, November – Hotshoe Magzine
2006, June – Tidningen Motiv, issue8
2006, April – Humble Foundation – Groupshow.com