Cagdas Erdogan is a self-taught photographer and artist born in 1992 in a small town in Eastern Turkey. He had developed an interest in photojournalism and traveled many times across Turkey and abroad for his projects. He focused on minorities in the Middle East. His works published world leading newspapers and magazines like NY Times, Der Spiegel, The British Journal of Photography, The Times, The Guardian, İz Magazine and many others. He was selected in 2017 between the ones to watch by The British Journal of Photography. Akina Books published his first book titled Control. He works with a collective group called SO and for now based in Istanbul.