Özden Karababa was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She lives in the Netherlands since 2007.

Karababa received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

Shortly after getting started in photography in 1995, she set up her own darkroom for developing her B&W films. She followed courses, workshops and seminars.

In 2003 she started to publish travel photo’s and articles in different Turkish magazines.

In 2012 she exhibited her first solo exhibition “Turks behind the dikes”.

In 2014 she worked on Cordon Vitality Hotel Amsterdam art project, which consists of a series of photographs of Amsterdam and Istanbul. 

In 2016  she made a photo book about ten transgender people with their stories. 

Now she is working on another book project about Istanbul.

Solo Exhibitions and projects

2012  Turks Behind The Dikes exhibition/ Amsterdam, Den Haag, Leiden, Istanbul

2014  Cordon Vitality Hotel art project / Amsterdam

2015  Inside Out exhibition/ Amsterdam, Utrecht,Den Haag

           Inside Out seminar / University of Den Haag

2016  Becoming Who I Am (Worden Wie Ik Ben) photo book / The Netherlands

2021 Faces of Istanbul (Istanbul’un Yuzleri) travel book with interviews of 10 colorful person in Turkey.