Kemal Vural Tarlan

General Coordinator of the Center for Migration and Cultural Studies, Kırkayak Kültür

Researcher – Documentary Photographer

Researcher – Documentary Photographer. Since 2000, Kemal Vural Tarlan has been conducting visual sociology and anthropology research among Roma communities living in the Middle East. His studies, articles and photos were featured in numerous international symposia, congresses, exhibitions and other events. He has written penned articles on the rights of refugees from the Middle East and worked as an activist. In 2013 and 2014, he worked on ‘’Syria in Transit’’, an exhibition of photography, videos, sounds and objects on Syrian refugees from the Turkish border to the UK. The exhibition went on a tour of London, Berlin, Kiel, Madrid, Frankfurt, Istanbul and Gaziantep. He holds an international press card and is a member of the European Sociological Association. He was a visiting lecturer at Gaziantep University, Faculty of Communication.

He lives in Gaziantep and is the General Coordinator of Kırkayak Kültür and the Head of the Center for Migration and Cultural Studies for The Middle East.He has been conducting cultural and anthropological research on tthe Gypsy Communities living in the Middle East about 20 years.

Since 6 years he has been conducting research on Syrian refugees, immigration theories and social harmony.