Parkinson's patient Uğur Bagav is seen during a surgical operation at Medipol Mega Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey on January 24, 2022. A brain battery was implanted in the brain of 34 year old Uğur Bagav, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, known as the disease of old age, at a very young age.


Elif Ozturk
Anadolu Agency

Elif Ozturk was born in 1986, in Rize, Turkey. She graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Art and Design in 2014. She has been working as a photojournalist at Anadolu Agency’s Istanbul office since 2014.

[ PORTRAITS ] A single photograph of a person or group of people that increases the understanding and appreciation of the subject(s). Selfies or self-portraits are acceptable. Submissions do not have to adhere to documentary principles. Alternate processes and digital manipulations are allowed. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

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