Born in Turkey, Olgaç is a photographer based out of London. 

His upbringing in Konya during his developmental years largely informs his work today, as an exploration of cultural identity has become a recurring theme in his visual language.

Since 2015 Olgaç travelled largely throughout Asia, the Middle East and parts of Africa to challenge the hegemonic Western notions of beauty and personal individuality. He often explores the world of his subjects by frequently shooting in their personal environments. His educational background in Theatre shaped his improvisational staged-documentary approach.

Olgaç was named part of Foam’s 2022 Talent; in 2019 he was featured in British Journal of Photography's "Ones to Watch" photographers, stating “Bozalp has been at the forefront of a movement to diversify visual culture, introducing new ideas about gender, beauty and race.”; and featured in Aperture’s 2017 "Element of Style" issue, that investigates the role of style, dress, and beauty in the formation of individual identity."

As of 2023 he had two solo exhibitions at Foam Museum and participated in several group exhibitions at institutions including National Portrait Gallery London, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Aperture Gallery, Sharjah Art Foundation, and Odunpazari Modern Museum.

His work has also been published by M Le Monde, A Magazine Curated by, Dazed, Atmos, T Magazine and he has worked with clients Hermes, Carven, Hugo Boss, Alexander McQueen, GmbH, Dilara Fındıkoğlu and Zegna. 


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MUSEUM COLLECTION

2023        Leaving One For Another Book, MoMA Library, New York

2021         Dayılar, Odun Pazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir

2020        Iranian Family,  Winterthur Foto Museum, Switzerland

BOOKS

2023       Ji, Self Published, Commissioned by Sankuanz, November 2023

2022        Leaving One for Another, Published by Void, November 2022

2022        Buddha Was Born Here, Self Published, June 2022

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023        Dad On His Search For Hüseyin, Foam Museum, Amsterdam

2023        Arada, Verwey Museum, Harleem

2023        Leaving One For Another, Galerie-Kernweine, Stuttgart

2023        Leaving One For Another, 1014 Gallery, London

2022        Buddha Was Born Here, Sheriff Gallery, Paris

2017         Borders, À La Galerie Duboys, Paris

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS 

2023        Leaving One For Another, Larnaca Biennale, Cyprus 

2023        Dad On His Search For Hüseyin & Arada, Jipfest, Jakarta

2023        Leaving One For Another, Future Perfect, Fotodoks, Munich

2023        Dear Earth, Atmos, Hayward Gallery, London

2023        Leaving One For Another, Lucid Borders, Art Exchange, Essex, UK

2023        Leaving One For Another, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Frankfurt

2022        Foam Talents, Leaving One For Another, Foam Museum, Amsterdam

2021         Foto Tallinn Curated by Isabella Van Marle, Estonia

2021         Don’t Look Back, Deep is the Past, Odun Pazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir

2021         21, Galerie Sebastien Lepeuve, Paris

2020        Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London

2019         Vantage Point Sharjah 7, Sharjah Art Foundation, Al Mureijah Square Gallery, UAE

2019         Aperture Photographs, Aperture Foundation, New York


2018         All That Man Is, Photo Vogue Festival - Curated by Alessia Glaviano, Milan

2018         212 Photography Festival, Leica Gallery, Istanbul

2017         No Lab, Haskoy Yun Iplik Fabrikasi, Istanbul

TALKS

2023        Leaving One For Another, Fotodoks, Munich

2023        Foam Museum, Q&A with Educational Department 

2023        Foam Museum, Q&A by Kim Knoppers 

2023        Bath Spa University, Q&A with Olgaç Bozalp

2021         World Hope Forum by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano

2020        The Photographer’s Gallery, Slow Looking, London

2020        The Photographer’s Gallery, Develop: Creative Careers Through Photography

SELECTED PRINT PRESS

2023        Monopol Magazin, Fortgehen

2023        Leica Fotografie International, Leaving One For Another

2023        Financial Times, Gallery, Photographs by Olgaç Bozalp

2022        Wallpaper*, Four Emerging Image Makers

2022        Guardian, Big Picture, Leaving One for Another

2022        Foam Magazine, Leaving One for Another

2020        WePresent Magazine, Dad Interview

2019         British Journal of Photography, Ones To Watch 2019

2018         Printed Pages, The It’s Nice That Magazine, Zennes

2017         Aperture, Elements of Style Issue

SELECTED DIGITAL PRESS

2023        Foam, A Closer Look at the Work of Olgaç Bozalp

2023        Vice, Photos of the Pain and Beauty

2023        Wallpaper*, Olgaç Bozalp’s journey through forced migration

2023        Another Magazine, Thoughtful Meditation on Migration

2022        Museé, Olgaç Bozalp’s Leaving One For Another

2022        Aesthetica, Global Movement

2022        I-D, Olgaç Bozalp's photographs about migration blur fact & fiction

2022        Guardian, From one place to another: images of migration

2022        Fisheye, Leaving One For Another

2022        Wallpaper*, The best photography books to adorn your coffee table

2022        Another Magazine, This Zine Captures the Abundant Beauty of Nepal

2020        WePresent, I was seeing my dad in a new light

2020        Aperture, 12 Photographers on How to Survive the Lockdown

2019         The New Yorker, New Yorker Photo Takeover

2018         Vogue Italia, Photo Vogue Festival

2018         I-D, 5 Photographers Reimagining Masculinity

2018         It's Nice That, Family Photo Albums

2017         Self Publish Be Happy, SPBH Ten Questions

2017         It's Nice That, Male Belly Dancers

2017         It's Nice That, On The Difficulties of Shooting Fashion in Iran

2017         Independent, A Glimpse into Iran’s Underground Fashion and Style 

2016         It's Nice That, Challenging Traditional Ideas of Male Beauty