Cihan Öncü

Turkey

Cihan Öncü is a Turkish-born photographer whose work has been published in W Magazine, Atmos, WSJ Magazine, Double Magazine, and Document Journal. He describes his images as a reflection of his (and his viewers’) inner worlds—using a plain visual aesthetic and placing daily objects in the leading role. This sentiment is captured brilliantly in Cihan’s series on WePresent, which features people getting their hair washed at a local hair salon. From joy to contemplation to utter relaxation, each image captures a unique moment in time that’s intimate, vulnerable, and delightfully mundane.