Young and talented photographer Cem Ersavcı dies in traffic accident
The 32-year-old photographer established himself through his captivating photos at last year’s Gezi protests.The young and talented Turkish photographer, Cem Ersavcı, passed away after being hit by a car while riding his bike in the western province of Bursa on Aug. 24. Ersavcı was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital by a medical helicopter after the crash, but lost his life in the early hours of Aug. 25.
The 32-year-old photographer, who established himself through his captivating photos at last year’s Gezi protests, was currently working on a project that looked into the environmental damage caused to Istanbul’s northern forests by the construction of the third bridge and third airport.
Ersavcı had been involved in many intercultural projects and took part in several exhibitions during the last five years. His first art exhibition, which consisted of a panoramic picture of Istanbul, was displayed in Ghent, Belgium in 2009 as part of the “Istanbul Express.” Ersavcı also displayed his “Gezinmeler” (Walkabouts) exhibition in 2012 and part of his “Kıyı” (The Edge) project in 2013.
But he fine-tuned his art over the years to develop a keen-eye in capturing the social aspects of daily life. “Rather than daily events, I am interested in situations that relate to our time. I hope that my work will be considered in the view of the relationship between humans and the planet,” Ersavcı had said in one of his interviews.
Many of his photographs are also displayed on his personal website: www.cemersavci.com.