November 13, 2011

Atatürk Photos on Display in Istanbul

Istanbul Research Institute will commemorate Republic of Turkey founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk with a special photography exhibition Nov. 10 to 24.


After 73 years of his passing, Atatürk is saluted with this exhibition titled “1283 Atatürk in Photographs” from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection, which includes 32 photographs. The exhibit will explore the various stages of Atatürk’s life.

Curated by Ekrem Işın, the name of the exhibition is based upon Atatürk’s Harbiye Military School number 1283. Each year Harbiye Military School students come together for the memorial ceremony; as the roster is called out, upon hearing the number 1283 all the students reply in one striking and powerful voice “He’s present!”

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