50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East


Kutlug Ataman, Turkey

Kutlug Ataman, Turkey

Kutlug Ataman is a world-renowned contemporary artist and filmmaker from Turkey. Ataman's early work is described as pondering people's creation of identity through self-expression and his later period as concentrating on history and geography as “man-made constructs.” There's been a retrospective exhibit of his work and a documentary about him, but he's not done yet. Ataman is aiming for production of his next feature film project, South Facing Wall, this fall. 

Credit: Reuters

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