Tural Rahmanli

Born in 1992 | Gubadli, Azerbaijan

Based in Sumgait, Azerbaijan


2018: Master of business administration, Bahcheshehir University
2016: Tourism management, Beykent University

Tural Rahmanli’s photography and films explore the abstract concepts of alienation and connection. He is an Azerbaijan photographer who focuses on the human aspects of political, social and cultural issues. His investigation of the ties that bind one person to another draws on his own deeply divided Sumgait-based experience, as he explores the contrasting themes of hope and darkness, restriction and freedom.
He came to Istanbul for university in 2011 and started to be interested in photography in 2013 during his study period. Tural has made photography a lifelong project, and he plans to shoot every day for the rest of his life. His work focuses on street photography and documentary.
In 2016, he became a member of the Turkuaz Street Collective. Rahmanli is the author of such projects as “East”, “Metro”, “Charshi”, “Istanblues”, “Ukraine”

Since 2016, he is a member of TURKAZSTREET photography collective.

2017: Kolga Photo Award (Group Exhibition - Tbilis)
2018: BakuPhoto (Finalist)
2019: ARTIM Flux (Group Exhibition - Baku)
2019: BakuPhoto (Finalist)
2020: Italy Street Photo Festival (finalist)
2020: Ifsak (Group Exhibition - İstanbul)
2020: No:238 (Group Exhibition - İzmir)
2020: International Festival of Contemporary Art (Baku)
2020: Miami Street Photo Festival
2020: Istanbul Street Photo Festival - Finalist
2021: Kolga Photo Award - Finalist
2021: BakuStreetPhotoFestival - Exhibition (solo)
2021: Bursa Photo Festival - Exhibition
2021: Heba Khamis Workshop (Tiflis)
2022: Istanbul Street Photo Festival - Exhibition.
Photo from the series "ISTANBLUES", 2015-2020
Turkuaz Street Collective

Istanbul, Turkey, 2014

Russia, Moscow, 2019

Sumgait, Azerbaijan, 2022