Gozde Bocu is a Berlin-based photographer, writer and documentary filmmaker with German-Turkish roots. Having grown up between the Spree and the Bosporus, she studied politics and sociology at Berlin’s Humboldt University, Ankara’s Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi and at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Besides her academic research that still continues, Gozde has worked as a journalist and photographer for both German and Turkish media outlets and has published several analysis on Turkey, democratization and the Middle East.

In 2013 she opened her first exhibition of her photography in Germany, which was financially supported by KAS. At the moment she is working on a documentary film focusing on LGBT rights in Turkey.