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Elif Sanem Karakoc is a fine arts photographer based in Los Angeles.



Elif Sanem Karakoc was born in 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey.

She studied Drawing and Painting in Avni Akyol Fine Arts High School and then attended to the Photography department of Marmara University's Fine Arts Academy.

She opened her first solo exhibition in Finland Iisalmi Underground Photo Gallery in 2006.
Her work has been exhibited in many galleries, festivals and art shows in Portugal, France, Romania, Korea, United States and Turkey.

Elif's creative photography has been featured in various magazines such as Vogue, Trendsetter, Bak and Madame Figaro. Many of her photographs were used for book covers and magazines in all across Europe, along with USA, China and Russia.

She recently founded ‘iki works’, the photography duo who creates high-quality architectural, food and portrait photography.




Exhibitions & Projects:

Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

Hayaka Artı/Interface Gallery Self-Portrait Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
Hub Art Gallery, Dream Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
UFAT Photography Festival, Bursa, Turkey

Artistanbul Group Exhibition, Tüyap, Istanbul, Turkey

In Between Slashes, Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey
Make History Second Edition Exhibition, Modena, Italy
If You Leave – Book Launch and Photography Exhibition, London, UK

Cosmic 2.0 Exhibition, Melanie Rio Gallery, Nantes, France

8th Korean - Turkish Exchange Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

The International Photo Festival, Portugal
Karousel Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Istanbul Street Style Exhibition, The Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

Natural Philosophy – Solo Exhibition, Underground Photo Gallery, Iisalmi, Finland.

Book Covers:

Annalisa De Simone | Le Mie Ragioni Te Le Ho Dette
Laura Pugno | Sirene
Donatella Rizzati | Il Segreto Dei Fiori Di Montmartre
Francesca Cappai | La Primavera Dell'acero Tridente
Sabryna Bach | La Ragazza Delle Mele
Anne Sward | Fino All'ultimo Respiro
Cecile Harel | En Attendant Que Les Beaux Jours Reviennent
Hélène Grémillon | Il Confidente
Honey Brown | After the Darkness
Patrick Modiano | L'erba delle notti
Sayed Kashua | Tweede Persoon Enkelvoud
Mark Slouka | L’eta Delle Promesse
Michela Marzano | Se Non Avessi Conosciuto Le Tenebre
Matteo B. Bianchi | Apocalisse A Domicilio
Jacueline Lucas | Hoogbegaafdheid van dichtbij
Alesandro D’Avenia | Bianca Come Il Latte Rossa Come Il Sangue
Caterina Bonvicini | L'equilibrio Degli Squali
Alberto Bevilacqua | L'amore Stregone
David Grossman | Col Corpo Capisco
Rosemary Clement | Moore | Texas Gothic
Gloria Wheelan | See What I See
Matteo B. Bianchi | Apocalisse A Domicilio
Alistair Morgan | Sluimerstand (Sleeper's Wake)

Magazine Features and Interviews:

Zero Mag, 2015
Klokmag, 2014,
Match­up Mag, 2014
Zine Parasita, 2011
Marie Claire, 2011
Vogue Turkey, 2010
Vain Magazine, 2010
365 Magazine, 2010
Koza Magazine, 2010
Slice Mag, 2009-­2010
Lecool Magazine, 2009-­2010
Madame Figaro, 2008
Trendsetter, 2008
Iisalmen Sanomat, 2008
Bak Magazine, 2006

Work Experience:

Shape Shifter, Short Movie, Still Photographer,

Editorial for Zero Mag

Editorial for Matchup Mag

Bitik Otel,­ Still Photographer

Penguin Books (Book Covers)

The Cats, Short Movie, Still Photographer

Random House (Book Covers)