Ali Haydar Yesilyurt (born in Turkey, Ordu) – photographer and filmmaker.
In 2016 he got an MBA degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
He is best known for his two short films, Rose is Dying (2012), and Snapshot Love (2014).
Yesilyurt has several documentary photo projects performed around the world including “Dear India” (2009) and “Heart of Africa” (2013). The most important project “Face of Europe” is ongoing – photos of the everyday street life of 24 European countries. His recent project, made in 2021, is named “America Ups and Downs”.
Artist works have gained several international awards. In 2010 his project “Face of Europe” has been awarded by PhotoWorld Academy as “The best international social documentary photo project”.
Yesilyurt’s works have been exhibited in several countries, the last personal exhibition took place in 2015 in Warsaw in the Faculty of Media Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Artworks exhibited during this exhibition were printed as a hardcover books.
In 2018 Yesilyurt participated in the International photography festival Z FotoFest organized by the Istanbul Zeytinburnu Municipality, in cooperation with the Turkish Photograph Foundation, where 57 world-known photographers from 17 countries presented their works. His works feature in the Z FotoFest book which was published after the festival.
During his career he worked with many world-known people – portraits of Claudia Cardinale, Fazil Say, Tony Blair are among artist’s works.
He lives in London, but his work continues internationally.