İBRAHİM KARAKÜTÜK (1990) lives and works in Ankara.
As a self-taught photographer, during 2007-2012, he practiced photography like a journalist documenting the stories of the cities he lives in. Afterwards he realized that was not what he was supposed to do and turned his gaze towards his own life and began to use photography as a form of narrative. Producing lens-based works, he acquires a language that will work with the subject by changing the language that best suits the form of the subject he wants to tell.
He has produced 5 books of which 3 are independent publications: ‘Vitrivirus Man’ (2013), ‘Babam’ (2014), ‘-3’ (2015) and ‘Harbor Bitch’ (Suimasen Editions, 2018). In 2017, he won the FUAM İstanbul Photobook Festival Dummy Book Award with ‘Wet Sorrow’ and it was published by MASA in May 2018.
His works have been exhibited at Galeri Nev, Ankara (solo exhibition, 2021); Museum Evliyagil, Ankara (2021); Casa Art Space, Ankara (2019); Karşı Sanat, İstanbul (2019); İstanbul Photobook Festival (2019); International Più Libri Più Liberi Photobook Festival, Rome (2018) and DEPO, İstanbul (2017) among many others.
He has attended several workshops such as ‘Personal Storytelling’ by Arja Hyytiäinen, GAPO & SALT, İstanbul (2015); ‘Lütfen Kişisel Alınız!’ by GAPO, Ka, Ankara (2015) and ‘Never Ending Workshop’ by Orhan Cem Çetin, Ka, Ankara (2014-15).
He is one of the co-founders of Suimasen Editions and an affiliate of PLATFORM by GAPO.