Nezihe Atun

Fellow - Photography & Design


Nezihe is a photographer from Istanbul, who recently graduated as a Media Studies and History dual major from Claremont McKenna College. Before Optimist, she worked in a variety of different places ranging from a butterfly conservatory in Costa Rica to an archeological excavation site in Turkey.

Having just finished her 180-page senior thesis and capstone video, Nezihe is looking forward to producing impactful short-docs this summer. She enjoys the Mediterranean coast, windsurfing, and more fast food than she’d care to admit.