October 22, 2014

Turkish-Armenian Photographer Ara Güler: Istanbul, My love


Ara Güler is Turkey’s most famous photographer. His pictures show a Istanbul, which no longer exists. Meanwhile he can the city ever suffer less, but a few corners he loves it. Traveled with a legend.

In the dream Ara Güler traveled into the past. Not in the his beloved Istanbul fifties, where he moved as a young guy around the houses and street scenes, workers and over the Bosphorus photographed images that would make him famous worldwide. But even further back. “I dream that I’m 1453 in Constantine Opel, the only person with a camera. Ottomans conquer the city, and I see to it that the world has a picture of this important event. Photographs are important for collective memory.”


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