Artist, writer and researcher Tayfun Serttaş lives in Istanbul and Bodrum. He graduated from the Istanbul University Social Anthropology Department in 2004 with a thesis on “Urban Anthropology”. He completed his masters at the Yıldız Technical University Art and Design Faculty Interdisciplinary Art program in 2007 with a thesis titled “Photography And Minorities In Istanbul In The Context Of Modernism And Cultural Representation”. Since 2000 he has taken part in numerous domestic and international academic projects. Themes he works on include urban anthropology, gender, the cultural heritage of the other, the critique of civil society, the sociology of everyday life, minorities, urban transformation, immigration and change, socio-political strategies and minor politics.