Ahmet Fatih Sönmez was born in Rize in 1969. He studied agricultural engineer, but had an interest in painting when he was a middle school student. His interest turned to photography after finishing military service, and he started producing photography work in 2000. His works have been published in various magazines, prestige annuals, books, photograph albums, calendars, postcards, and brochures. Sönmez has held numerous slide shows in many places., He has received many awards in lots of national and international competitions, including 20th Şinasi Barutçu Competition. His photographs have been exhibited in numerous competition exhibitions in Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Romania, Macedonia, China, Qatar, and Italy. Sönmez is a member of Fotoforum and continues to be an accomplished photographer, working mainly on people, nature, and life using digital photography methods.
Reference: haber.tr.msn.com, Fotoğrafımızda Bugün 2011 (Istanbul: Istanbul Photography Museum, 2011), 229.