serkan çolak


Serkan Çolak was born in Balikesir, Turkey. After living in several regions of Turkey, he settled in Izmir in 2005.

He is interested on documentary photography since then. His projects deals with different topics such as urbanization process and focus on issues around cultural diversity and human rights in Turkey.

He is co-founder MahzenPhotos collective and No 238.


On The Road

Self publishing
66 pagessoftcover
GardaMatt Ultra paper
first edition 500 copy
ISBN 978-605-809190-0
printed by Mas Matbaa ,2019

Group Exhibitions

Res, Institut Français de Turquie, Izmir, 2013
Sony World Photography, London, 2013
Aquadis, Institut français de Turquie, Izmir, 2014
MahzenPhotos, Bursa Photo Festival,2 014
After Syria, Fotoistanbul, 2015
Urban Transformation in Kadifekale, Ege University, 2015
MahzenPhotos, Kusadasi Photo Festival, 2015
MahzenPhotos, Antalya Photo Festival, 2015
City Diaries, The Photographers Gallery, Istanbul, 2015
52nd International Troia Festival, Canakkale, 2015
Ariano International Film Festival, Naples/ Italy, 2019 Self-Portrait
Bronx Documentary Center PHOTO AUCTION BENEFIT 5TH ANNUAL, New York, USA, 2019

Personal Exhibitions

Noir, Iz Performance, Izmir, 2017
Noir, No238,Izmir, 2018
On The Road, No238, Izmir, 2019
The Indian Photography Festival (IPF) State Gallery of Art - Hyderabad, India, 2019
International Polyphony Photo Festival, Calcutta, India, 2019


*2nd Yilmaz Guney Culture and Arts Festival, serial photo award, 2012
*2nd Yilmaz Guney Culture and Arts Festival, single photo award, 2012
*Golden Camera, Ukrain, 2013, Documentary award
*Sony World Photography, 2013, National award
*Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Mexico, 2014, Third prize
*BursaFotoFest, 2014, Special award
*Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Mexico, 2016, Second prize
*2nd International Polyphony Photo Festival, India, 2019, First prize

and more than 30 national photography awards.