Emin Özmen (Turkey, 1985) studied physics at 19 Mayıs University in Samsun, before moving on to photographic studies in the fine arts faculty at Marmara University in Istanbul. In 2008, he published two photobooks, "Humans of Anatolia" and "Microcredit Stories in Turkey", a collection of stories on women who were able to access a microcredit in Turkey. That same year, he obtained a degree in media photography and documentary (photography) at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. In 2011, his work on drought in Somalia was published in a book and he worked on the disaster of Tohoku Earthquake and economic protests in Greece. The following year, he covered the Syrian civil war and ISIS crises in Iraq. Since 2012, Emin Özmen is working on his longterm project "Limbo - Les Limbes" and has undertaken a long work of photographic documentation with the populations uprooted by the spiral of conflicts. He has traveled many times to Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy and France to meet people who were forced into becoming “refugees”.His work has been published by TIME magazine, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Le Monde magazine M, Paris Match, , L’Obs among others. One of his pictures was selected by TIME as their Top 10 Photographs of the Year 2013. Emin Ozmen has won several awards, amongst them two World Press Photo awards and Public Prize of The Bayeux Calvados awards for war correspondents. In 2015, he received a Magnum Photos Fund to complete his long-term project about the refugee crisis (Limbo - Les Limbes). In 2016, Emin is a member of the jury of 2016 World Press Photo Multimedia contest.
In 2013 he found Istanbul based photography collective Agence Le Journal with independent photographers and in 2017 he joined Magnum Photos as a nominee. He currently lives in Istanbul and works on his long term works.