Call me Ci Demi. I make stories about İstanbul with my point-and-shoot camera.
I was born in Beyoğlu, İstanbul in 1986. I studied Italian Literature at İstanbul University. After that, I worked for advertising agencies as a copywriter and creative director for 10 years.
I was 28 when I discovered photography. I did music photography and photojournalism for 5 years, then I decided to do my own thing. 
My work is focused on social documentary and personal stories about İstanbul. For inspiration, I enjoy watching paintings and listening to horror stories.
I'm an affiliate of PLATFORM by GAPO.
You can write to me at ci@cidemi.art.
Awards
Shortlist: 212 Photography İstanbul (2021)
Selected Exhibitions
2022 Arafta Bir Beyoğlu (Beyoğlu in Limbo) / TMMOB Mimarlar Odası, İstanbul / Curated by Eda Yiğit
2022 Kolektif Üretim (Peer Production) / Kolektif House, İstanbul / Curated by Begüm Güney Eyit
2018 A Pillar of Smoke / Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival, Xiamen
2018 A Pillar of Smoke / Galerie Paris-B, Paris
2018 A Pillar of Smoke / Les Rencontres d’Arles / Curated by Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu & Yann Perreau
2017 Non-manifesto (Video Installation) / Fotoistanbul Photography Festival / Selection & text by Ci Demi
2017 Postcards from Tarlabaşı / Pasaj, İstanbul / Curated by Giorgio Caione & Christian Oxenius
2015 The Discovered / Sofar Sounds Festival, İstanbul / Selection by Ci Demi
Interviews & Features
Art Unlimited (Editorial, 2022)
WePresent (Profile, 2022)
Anywhere Blvd (Interview, 2022)
Urbanautica (Interview, 2022)
Fisheye Magazine (Feature, 2022)
allcitiesarebeautiful (Interview, 2022)
Fotoğraf Konuşmaları (Podcast, 2021)
Nowness Asia (Feature, 2021)
Broad Magazine (Feature, 2021)
Noice Magazine (Feature, 2021)
Kaleydoskop (Interview, 2021)
AnOther Magazine (Feature, 2021)
Ain’t Bad (Feature, 2021)
Trendland (Interview, 2021)
C41 Magazine (Feature, 2021)
Subjectively Objective (Feature, 2021)
this isn’t happiness (Feature, 2021)
VSCO (Interview, 2019)
İstanbul Art News (Feature, Print, 2019)
Fabrika Zine (Feature, Print, 2018)
L'Œil de la Photographie (Feature, 2017)
GUP Magazine (Feature, 2017)
Past Collaborations
140journos SO (2016 - 2018)
Editor / Photojournalist / Zorlu PSM Account Director

For I Am A Woman (Interactive, 2018)
Goes to the Mall (Photo-essay, 2018)
I Am Afraid of İstanbul (Serial, 2017)
Mourning (Video-essay, 2017)
Hurt Division (Photo-story, 2017)
Lila/c (Publication, 2017)
Mercury Curtain (Photo-story, 2016)
Neco Hacks the City (Photo-story, 2016)
Sofar Sounds Istanbul (2015 - 2018)
Staff Photographer
The Discovered (Portfolio, 2015 - 2018)
Clients
Frankie Magazine (Editorial, 2022)
Zorlu PSM (Editorial, 2018)
Simge Pınar (Single Cover, Editorial, 2018)
Deniz Tekin (Editorial, 2017)
Beaten Fame (Album Cover, Editorial, 2017)
Hasbro (Creative Direction, 2016)
Exess (Creative Direction, 2016)
shopi go (Creative Direction, 2016)
Sofar Sounds (Editorial, 2015 - 2018)
Yves Rocher (Editorial, 2014 - 2016)
Jãgermeister (Copywriting, 2012 - 2014)