Bikem Ekberzade



Boston University, MA in Broadcast Journalism, Boston, MA, USA 1995-1997

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, USA 1993-1994, Independent Film Making

Boston University, BA in Management with triple major in International Business, International Finance and Management Information Systems, Cum Laude, Boston, MA, USA 1989-1993

Academic Achievements/Experience

Dean's List (partial scholarship) 1990-1993

Assistant to Prof. Moshe Haddadi School Of Management, Head of Accounting Department (1990-1993)

Part of the pilot bi-continental research group on the European Union with Prof. John Mahon 1991-1992

Assistant to Prof. John Robaton, College of Communication, Head of Photojournalism Department (1995-1997)


JF Chown and Associates, London, England: Assistant Researcher for John Chown with focus on privatization of post-cold war economies' central banks 1992

Thesis work

Drag: A 22 minute documentary on the a dissepearing stage art in Boston 1996
         Metcalf Awards Nominee 1996

A study in numbers: anatomy of IMKB: An analytical review of the Istanbul Stock Exchange 1993

The Greenhouse Effect: Global warming and its impacton the global economy 1992

Selected Books

2005 Profetens Kappe, Roy P. Mottahedeh, Forlaget Vandkunsten, photography
2006 Yasadışı
2007 The BTC Compendium, published by BTC Co. in limited editions, photography
2010 West-end of the Border

Selected Articles

Enjoy Poverty, Please (dialogues, part 1 of an online series 2010)
Coursing a Community (BP Magazine, 2006 issue 1, pages 33-37; full download)
The Afar and Darfur: A Nomadic Comparison SSRC, 2009
The Human Tide The Boston Phoenix, 2001
Kosovo's Children, Cover Story, DoubleTake Magazine, 1999

Professional Experience

2006-2008 Writer/Photographer books: Yasadışı (2006) / West-end of the Border (2010)

1998-2008 Freelance Photojournalist/Reporter for international magazines/newspapers including (not limited to) Newsweek, Businessweek, The New York Times, The Boston Phoenix, The Christian Science Monitor, NTV Mag

Past work on sale through agencies: Sygma (now Corbis-Bettmann); Associated Press; Alamy

1997-1998 Associated Press, New Orleans, LA, USA

1997 Associated Press, Boston, MAUSA

1996-1997 Newsweek, New York City, NY, USA

1995-1996 CNN (CNN Financial News, New York - CNN Southeast Bureau (Atlanta Olympics) - CNN International, Atlanta)

1994-1995 Associated Press, Boston, MA, USA

1993-2001 The Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA, USA

1993-1994 Oxfam America, Boston, MA, USA

1994 World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

1993 World Economic Forum, Industry Summit, Boston, MA, USA

1992-1993 JF Chown and Associates, London, England

Selected Exhibits

1999 Life After Kosovo: Refugees in Northern Albania, Istanbul, Turkey

2002 Joint Exhibit on Politics and Conflict, House of Docs, Sundance Film Festival, Utah, USA

2002 The Refugee Project,Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar

2003 The Refugee Project, The Museum of Oxford, England

2004 The Refugee Project Exhibiting Exile: Installation Center Space, University of Manitoba, Canada

2007 The Refugee Project, Mobile Exhibit, Ankara, Emin-Hekimgil Galerisi 5-18 March; Izmir, 4 spaces on Kibris Sehitleri Caddesi 1-16 May; Istanbul, 7 spaces on Istiklal Caddesi, 20 June-22 July

2008 The Refugee Project, Bursa, Sami Güner Sergi Salonu 14-24 Nisan 2008

2008 The Refugee Project-Darfur, Installation Istanbul, Lycée Français Saint Benoît d'Istanbul


The Refugee Project, an independent advocacy project on refugees using the medium of documentary photography

For Women By Women, an advocacy project on violence against women

Selected Lectures/Slideshows

2009 On covering conflict, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir

2008 Being a woman war photographer, Canakkale University, Canakkale

2007 Covering conflict: Chad, Tüyap Book Fair, Istanbul

2005 Refugees, Saydam Gunleri, Istanbul (slideshow)

2004 Exhibiting Exile, University of Manitoba, Canada (slideshow)

2004 Women covering news, TMMOB, Istanbul

2003 Refugees in the global world, Sabanci University, Istanbul