Elif Sanem Karakoç was born in 1990 in Istanbul/Turkey. She studied in Avni Akyol Fine Arts Highschool on Drawing & Painting department in Istanbul and then graduated from Marmara University Fine Arts Academy Photography department. She opened her first solo exhibition in Finland Iisalmi Underground Photo Gallery in 2006. Her photos were exhibited in many exhibitions, festivals and art shows in Portugal, France, Romania, Korea and Istanbul. She also featured in many magazines like Vogue, Trendsetter, Bak Magazine, Madame Figaro. Many of her photographs were used for book covers and magazines in USA, Austria, Denmark, United Kingdom, Italy, China, Russia and Croatia.