Tolga İldun is a freelance professional photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey where his work reflects his interest in themes of identity, history, politics and the environment.
Since 2017, İldun has been preparing photo reportages for the Atlas, Magma and Skylife magazines. He also produces photographs and photo reportages for news agencies such as Zuma Press, Depo Photos and Shutterstock Editorial. His photographs are also used in many national and international journals and newspapers.
He is a member of IFSAK, Istanbul Photography and Cinematography Amateurs Association, community. At the same time, he takes part in the training unit of the association as a trainer. He is also graduated from Photography and Videography Department at Anatolian University Open Education Faculty.
Currently, İldun continues to document life on long and short term photography projects focusing on cultural and environmental issues.
Awards & Honors
2022, China Daily & ANN, ‘Changing Asia - New Normal’ photography exhibition.
2022, FOTOISTANBUL “24 Hours Istanbul” theme winner series category.
2022, Germany, Hamburg Portfolio Review, 100 selected emerging photographers.
2021, Turkey Photojournalists Association, Spor Toto Sports Photo of the Year 1st Prize.
2021, Fotogen Photography Association, Sami Guner Cup Award.
2020, Turkey Photojournalists Association, Environment and Nature Photo 2nd Prize.
2019, Russia, Nizhny Novgorod National Photography Museum, "Touching the Time" - group exhibition with Gültekin Çizgen, Yusuf Darıyerli, Sevil Alkan, Alphan Yılmazmaden, Ali Borovalı, Serkant Hekimci, Murat Ünal.
2017, Turkiye, Istanbul, Galata Photography House "Memorial Exhibition" - group exhibition.