Cengiz (b. 1986) is an American documentary photographer who spent the past two years working in Iraq. His photography and writing is focused on mass displacement, religious and ethnic minorities, and the fight against the Islamic State.
Cengiz’s editorial clients include Vanity Fair, WIRED UK, Google, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy Magazine among others. His humanitarian clients include organizations such as UNHCR, UNICEF, UNMAS, and Mercy Corps.
He has spoken at National Geographic, Facebook, Instagram, and the Eddie Adam Workshop and has been featured for his work in TIME, BBC World News, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Roads & Kingdoms.
He was awarded ONA's inaugural 2015 James W. Foley Award for Conflict Freelancers and was listed by Getty Images Reportage Emerging Talent. He was part of the Associated Press photography team listed as 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalists and served for the past three years as a board member of the Frontline Freelancer Registry. He's an Ambassador for the Matador Network, and HEFAT and RISC certified.
He is currently based in New York and the Photo Editor for Roads & Kingdoms.