Photo credit: Haiyun Jiang

Photo credit: Haiyun Jiang

Cengiz (b. 1986) is an American documentary photographer based in northern Iraq. His work 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, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, Maclean's Magazine, Foreign Policy Magazine, Huck Magazine, The American Scholar, Vice, Makeshift, and Mashable among others. His humanitarian clients include organizations such as UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, and Mercy Corps. He has been featured for his work in a variety of places including TIME, BBC World News, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Roads & Kingdoms. 

He was awarded ONA's inaugural 2015 James W. Foley Award for Conflict Freelancers and is listed by Getty Images Reportage Emerging Talent. He was part of the Associated Press photography team listed as 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalists.

Cengiz is a board member of the Frontline Freelancer Registry, an Ambassador for the Matador Network, and HEFAT and RISC certified.