Sait Serkan Gurbuz


Alexandria , Virginia , United States


Based in Alexandria, Va., I’m available as a freelance photographer in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. I am also willing to travel within the United States and overseas. You can reach me at +1 202 594 1428 or [email protected].

I have freelance contracts with Reuters, The Associated Press, Corbis Images and Religion News Service. I was among the team of Reuters photographers who covered the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore in late April and early May 2015. I contributed to the refugee migration to Greece story for The Associated Press. I am accredited
to the U.S. Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery. I am a professional member of the National Press Photographers Association and the White House News Photographers Association. As a freelance photojournalist, I received a U.S. Department of State federal grant for a documentary project on Vakifli, Turkey’s last Armenian village.

Capa Pictures of Paris, the French energy giant Alstom, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Rugby Union, The Philanthropy Roundtable of Washington D.C., TYR Swimwear and the University of Missouri are among the clients for whom I have provided photography services.

My work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association many times; I finished third place in the National Press Photographers Association’s (NPPA) photographer of the year point tally in Region 7, which included Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, in 2013. The photographs I took appeared in numerous media outlets, including Reuters, The Associated Press, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Business Insider, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, NBC News PhotoBlog, CBS Evening News, BuzzFeed and Al Jazeera America.

I studied photojournalism and received an M.A. degree from the Missouri School of Journalism on a Fulbright scholarship. I earned a bachelor's degree in international relations, with high honors, from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

I also designed and taught the Introduction to Photojournalism course at Ankara University's Journalism Department.

Production Skills & Specialities

Corporate, Documentary, Fashion, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Video Production, Video Editing, Illustration, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography

Contact Information

Phone: +1 202 594 1428

Social Media

Sait Serkan Gurbuz's Showcase