Murat Germen (b. 1965, lives and works in İstanbul and London) uses photography as his primary artistic expression & research tool. He received his master's degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, and of the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Gold Medal. He teaches photography, art and new media at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Sabancı University, İstanbul. Germen has authored numerous publications in print and online media, on photography, architecture, planning, new media and art, and has been invited to dozens of international conferences.