Ahmet Polat (1978) is a Dutch-Turkish photographer living in Istanbul. Polat has studied at the St. Joost Academy in Breda. Ahmet Polat, recipient of the International Center of Photography's 'Young Photographer Award' in 2006, is a photographer whose work questions preconceived notions.
Polat's mother is Dutch and his father is Turkish. After a few years of travelling, he moved to Turkey to explore his heritage through photography.
In the past years he has worked on commissioned projects for cultural institutes like the Rijksmuseum and international publications like the New York Times.
(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)