Cengiz Yar

Cengiz Yar (b. 1986) is an American documentary photographer based in northern Iraq. His work is focused on mass displacement, religious and ethnic minorities, and the fight against the Islamic State.

Cengiz’s work has appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph, Maclean's Magazine, Foreign Policy, Huck Magazine, The American Scholar, Vice, Makeshift Magazine, and Mashable among others. His humanitarian clients include UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, and Mercy Corps. He has been featured for his work in a variety of places including BBC World News, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Roads & Kingdoms. He was awarded ONA's inaugural 2015 James W. Foley award for conflict freelancers.

Cengiz is a board member of the Frontline Freelancer Registry, an Ambassador for the Matador Network, and RISC certified.