Throughout her projects, she deals with the idea of time, identity and authenticity shown through different perspectives. She questions who we are and what shapes us?
Her aim is to discover what is beyond the surface of the visible – to figure out how identity is being constructed and shaped by our fragmented memories and how it manifests itself in a particular moment of expression. Photography
gives her the possibility to capture these authentic moments in between, that reveal the self.
Things that surround her in her daily life, friends and family, are her source of inspiration and often subjects in her photographs. She believes, by collecting other ́s stories, she can also complete her own.
At the age of four, she and her mother moved to Germany, where she grew up in the small town of Speyer.
After graduating from Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg with a B.A. in Art History in 2012, Merve Terzi moved to Berlin where she started her studies in photography at BTK – Faculty for Art & Design in Berlin.
As part of the organizational team of the FotoKlubKollektiv – a collective of international photographers in Berlin – she is involved in curatorial work and book making processes.