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Murat started photography as an apprentice to Josephine Powell in Istanbul. After attending the Academy of Fine Arts, School of Photography (Istanbul), he transferred to Bennington College, Vermont, where he studied music, literature and philosophy. He lived in Paris and returned to New York to pursue studies in music history. His dissertation was on the utopian aspects of Gustav Mahler’s works. Since 2000 he has focused mainly on portraiture and has been working on various collaborative projects. In 2007, he also started working in video. He participated in the documentary Claude Lévi-Strauss: Auprès de l'Amazonie as assistant director. His photographs have been published by the French edition of National Geographic and his music videos have been released by Asthmatic Kitty Records and New Amsterdam Records. He lives in New York City.
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