OĞULCAN ARSLAN (1992) lives and works in İstanbul.
He graduated from Marmara University Photography Department as a valedictorian in 2020 and now is a graduate student at the same department.
He describes himself as a driven photographer and a storyteller, and states that his aim is not to know nor to change the world but to propose a new meaning to it through the medium of image. As a son of two migrant parents, he’s also personally interested in discovering and questioning the notions of otherness and borders.
His works have been exhibited at BASE, İstanbul (2020); Trieste Photo Days, Poland (2019) and FUAM Photobook Festival Exhibition, İstanbul (2018) and published in GUP (2021); Sarab Mag (2021); PHMuseum (2020); ArtDoc (2020); L’oeil de la Photographie (2020); Discarded (2020); Dodho (2019); Stem Magazine (2019); The Eye Of Photography (2018); Latterly (2018) and Iz (2017) among many others.
He is one of the winners of the Helsinki Photo Festival (2021), one of the talents of the Fresh Eyes (2021) and one of the finalists of the ‘Blurring The Lines’ project (2020), and a full scholarship recipient of the VII Agency Workshop (2018). He has attended several workshops such as ‘Interpreting Istanbul Encyclopedia with Photography’ by GAPO&SALT, İstanbul (2019); ‘Storytelling in İstanbul: City of a Million Tales’, VII Agency, İstanbul (2018) and ‘Photobook Workshop with Kazuma Obara’, FUAM, İstanbul (2018).
His first book ‘All The Rivers Flow in the Nuthouse’ is published by Origini edizioni & Leporello (Rome) in 2020.
He is an affiliate of PLATFORM by GAPO.