Riza Ozel

(Chairman,Turkish Press Photographers Association & Hurriyet newspaper photographer)


Mr.Ozel is born in Antalya in1976.

He started his career in 1993 as a sports photographer at Hurriyet newpaper’s Antalya office and later worked at Sabah newspaper and Anadolu News Agency.

He is currently the Chairman of Turkish Press Photographers’ Association( since 2009) & working  for Hurriyet newspaper( since 2012).

He has worked in different fields  of daily life such as earthquakes,wars, international sports events,major meetings of world leaders,fashion shows .

His work has been published both in Turkish and International  media.Mr.Ozel has recieved over 30 rewards from international and national  competitions and  over 20  from NGO’s,universities & private organizations.

RIZA OZEL photo© Rıza Özel