Bradley Secker

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Currently based in Istanbul, Bradley Secker is a freelance photojournalist focusing on the consequences of social, political, and military actions worldwide, with a key focus on how identity shapes lives. Secker's approach to photojournalism is often to tackle large issues with new visual methods, such as his FEVER series about the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Syrian Nakba series, about the Syrian refugee crisis.

His long-term personal work has focused on the intersection of migration and sexuality and gender identity, such as the ongoing Kütmaan series, about LGBT asylum seekers from the Middle East, and his latest work, Gayropa. Other work documents the plight of irregular migrants as they enter the European Union, the Syrian conflict, and cultural stories in and around Turkey, the Middle East, and Balkans.

Alongside documentary photography and photojournalism, Secker has also worked extensively with the Indian film industry, working as a set photographer and videographer for numerous successful Bollywood productions around the world.

His work has been published widely in international newspapers, magazines, and online.

Occasionally, he writes features and articles or produces short multimedia documentaries on specific topics.