Haydar Taştan (1993, Istanbul) is filmmaker and visual artist. He received his BA in Journalism from the Istanbul University. The relationship between him and visual arts started as a documentary photographer. His photography works were published in many publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Der Spiegel, De Telegraaf, Amnesty Journal, Sputnik News. He has been part of photo exhibitions in Istanbul, Yerevan and Berlin. His photo book Dark Harmonies was imprint in 2017.
In time, he more interested in moving image. His first short film Cengiz (2020), which won the Best Director Award at the Baku International Film Festival, took part the various international and national film festivals such as Antalya and Istanbul Film Festivals. His works have transitions between experimental cinema, documentary film, photography and visual arts.