Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland

Elif Gulen

Artist Intro

Exploring the visual boundaries of the I-Phone for the last 5 years, I have produced several projects with phone photography and am currently working on a project entitled ‘Stray’ which is about a search for self-representation within the different characteristics of cities and urban landscape.

Elif was born in Baltimore M.D. U.S.A. She moved with her family back to Turkey and lived most of her life in Istanbul. After graduating with a BA in Graphic Design, she traveled the world for a year taking photos in numerous countries such as Cuba, Yemen and China. She opened an exhibition of her black and white Cuba photographs at the British Council, Ankara. After finishing her master's degree she photographed and filmed the urban transformation of Galata, Istanbul. In 2015 she completed a two-year joint photo project with Markus Andersen called ‘Mirrored’ and was exhibited at the Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, NSW. Elif is a member of a photography group Tiny Collective. (

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