Nilgün Kara 's first introduction to visual arts was in junior high school when her art teacher encouraged her to paint. Her education as a graphic designer at highschool was followed by art collage studying painting at Marmara University Fine Arts.

During her studentship Nilgün worked with disabled childern, teaching them how to paint as a type of therapy. After graduation from University she started working as an art director in the advertising campaigns. Nilgün is still painting when she is not working but her passion for photography replaced the brush with the camera.

Nilgün Kara 's natural and minimalistic approach to photography is mostly influenced by the plain and simple beauty which she seeks and finds in nature.
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