based in Minnesota
Kerem Yücel, is a Turkish independent documentary photographer with a main interest on social and environmental issues, based in Minneapolis, MN, U.S.

Available for editorial, NGO/humanitarian, portrait assignment anywhere in the world. His clients include the world-well-known magazine and non-governmental organization (NGO), and News agency.

Kerem Yücel photographs Central Asia, Africa, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula and the Caucasus for national and international magazines.

He is available for an assignment and can be reached

by phone at 507-513-4513 or via email kerem (at) keremyucel.com


The Guest (Turkish name: “Misafir” 2015)
My book “Guest” looks into the lives of Syrian refugees in Turkey. It took 5 years to complete and it did not start as a book project. I started following families, as the first refugees started moving in during the “Arab Spring”. I initially had exhibitions and finally I was encouraged to collect them in a book. I photographed 200 families. The stories of 40 of them made it to my book. I witnessed their transitions from relocating to establishing a permanent residence. Every time I visited them they had small pieces furniture added to their homes such as a rug, a mirror used TV sets. There were academicians, play writers and actors among the people I photographed.

Production Skills & Specialities

Corporate, Documentary, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Backpack Journalism, Photo Editing, Spot News