Photographer: Burak Akpinar has spent the last two years travelling to remote parts of the world to document human rights abuses and civil unrest, and has spent time photographing human rights defenders, political prisoners and ordinary people in their everyday lives.
His work is a mix of social justice, investigative journalism and the preservation of traditional culture and traditions, which are key to the survival of indigenous people and the fight against corruption and oppression.
Burak was born in the small town of Ogon, and now lives in the remote village of Bakhita in Kyrgyzstan.
He has lived and worked in several countries, including Mongolia, China, Japan and Australia.
He was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in 2016.
He is a regular contributor to the Asia Times Online and is a frequent contributor to ABC News.
He can be contacted at burak [email protected]