Photographer + Multimedia Artist
Ayşe is a photographer, producer, and cinematographer, dedicated to social justice, promoting movements and revolutionary futurisms, and defending human rights, land, and water.
As a second generation Turkish immigrant, she is passionate about uplifting a multitude of perspectives outside of white dominant culture. She approaches her work through a racial justice lens and is deeply committed to producing content with meaningful collaboration, consent, and integrity.
Ayşe is a 2020 Las Fotos Project, The Photo Awards "Advocacy" nominee, 2019 Lucie Foundation "Photo Taken, Emerging Scholarship" nominee, and her work was featured at the immersive We Rise Art Gallery in Los Angeles alongside artists Shepard Fairey, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Favianna Rodriguez. In 2017, she had the honor of collaborating with artist Ernesto Yerena and the Amplifier Foundation on the We The People campaign. Ayşe has worked on two feature-length documentary films, Alice Street and One Voice, which have been official selections of the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Ayşe is a Diversify Photo "Up Next" member, and a member of the Authority Collective. She is currently working on a short film on an Indigenous-led kelp initiative, which centers on climate adaptation, Indigenous rights, and new regenerative economies.
Digital storytelling is one of the most powerful and engaging tools of our time to build beyond walls – a world where the rights and dignity of all communities are respected.