Murathan Özbek was born in 1983 in Erzurum, Turkey. Ozbek received his B.A in Economics from Bilkent University, Ankara and M.F.A. in Cinematic Arts, Film and Television Production from Bilgi University, Istanbul. Ozbek was awarded Angels & Demons Contest Grand Prize at the Sony World Photography Awards 2010, shortly after getting started in photography upon receiving a camera as a gift from his mother. His award was followed by an exhibition, titled First Impressions of an Endless Dream, in the same year. His artwork was displayed at Contemporary Istanbul 2012. He currently lives in Istanbul.
2010 Sony World Photography Awards Angels&Demons Contest Grand Prize
2011 Boyner Awards, Third Prize
2012 One Eyeland Awards, Silver Medal
2013 Paris Px3 Awards Honorable Mention
2013 Paris Px3 Awards Second prize
2012-2013 Trierenberg Super Circuit, Gold Medal
2012-2013 Nikon Contest, Second prize