Mehmet Bahadir Dorduncu studied history at Ataturk University, Erzurum. He worked as a history teacher at various secondary schools and undertook administrative positions. Much of his writing and articles have been published in Turkish magazines. He is currently a staff writer and editor for Kaynak Publishing Group in Istanbul. His special area of interest and expertise is the development of photography during the Ottoman period. He is presently working on compiling the best samples of photography catalogued by the Ottomans that portray how the people and the cities were at the time.