Emin Altan was born in 1962 in Çanakkale. The artist, who began his career as a ship engineer, took a radical
decision to complete a twenty-five-year career on a world tour of five years, and began to write a visual story in
which he looked for traces of his childhood among the ruins of the collapsed civilizations. interested in
photography since the '90s and producing projects Altan, IFSAK and Photography Foundation aiming to
contribute to the on-site meeting with the international photographic circles of Turkish photographers took part in
the international photography festivals regulatory bodies; ”To learn to take better photographs“, he joined Anders
Petersen's workshops; However, upon completion of the workshop was not able to press the shutter button for
eight years. The artist continues to work in Istanbul.