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This Photographer Works At An Airport And Takes Pictures Of Unique People From All Over The World

Published 6 months ago

Mustafa Çankaya is a Turkish photographer who works at the Atatürk Airport. In March 2018 he started a project called “100 Faces 100 Countries”, where he takes pictures of unique people from all over the world.

“I see thousands of different faces passing by everyday, from every culture and every part of the world. It is like a treasure for a photographer like me!” says Mustafa. Nearly every day he walks around the transit section of the airport looking for the right faces. “The person that I decide to shoot has to be different in some way. It could be the hairstyle or the dress but the most important is the atmosphere between me and the participant.”

“I love how this project connects the world in one place!” says the photographer. Check out his pictures in the gallery below!

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#1 Nicole From Ukraine

Nicole is a tattoo artist from Odessa. She was starting a tour in Europe for tattoo lovers.

#2 Ibrahim Zethy From Rwanda

This is what happens if you meet a dancer from Rwanda at the airport. Thanks to Ibrahim Zethy!

#3 Freya From Scotland

Freya studies Human Sciences at University of Oxford. She was flying to Kenya for her studies.

#4 Bash From Lebanon

Bash arrived from the Burning Man festival, the dust is still on his shoes. He is a percussion artist playing djembe drum.

#5 Jussi From Finland

Jussi owns a tattoo studio in Helsinki. We met before his flight to Africa. He was going to have a long journey to the middle of the jungle.

#6 Shayma From Kuwait

Shayma was following the project before we met. She wrote me between her connecting flight to Greece. She studies medicine in Malta and also volunteers for refugees in Athens.

#7 Frédéric From France

Frédéric is a teacher in Nigeria. After 2 months summer vacation he was flying back to start the new semester. By the way, the jacket is his own design.

#8 Parl From Estonia

Parl is a heptathlete from Estonia. Hereby I’ve learned that “hepta” means seven in Greek. We have met before her flight Houston.

#9 Kavinthida From Thailand

Kavinthida had holidays in Denmark. She had a very long layover.

#10 Katirina From Bulgaria

Katirina was on work & travel program at New Jersey with her friend. I met them on the way back to Bulgaria.

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