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Ara Güler's Istanbul

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Ara Güler's Istanbul is a unique record of daily life in the cultural capital of Turkey from the 1940s to the 1980s, captured by the award-winning photographer and accompanied by an evocative foreword by Orhan Pamuk, the first Turkish recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

As the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Istanbul has lived through several empires and has a
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Hardcover, 184 pages
Published October 12th 2009 by Thames & Hudson
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Thomas Hübner
Aug 23, 2014 Thomas Hübner rated it it was amazing
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Really great artists are frequently very modest, even humble persons, says Orhan Pamuk in the introduction to the photo book Ara Güler's Istanbul.

Güler calls himself a photo journalist, but he is much more: a chronicler of his home town Istanbul since the late 1940s, a kind of archaeologist (since Istanbul has changed a lot in the last decades), but definitely also a great artist.

Ara Güler's Istanbul presents just a small sample of the more than 800,000 photos
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Ara Güler's black and white Istanbul photos from the 1940s to the 1980s. Foreword by Orhan Pamuk. It has one of my favrourite Ara Güler's photo, too.
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Ermeni asıllı Türk fotoğrafçı, fotoğraf muhabiri ve yazardır.

1961 yılına kadar Hayat dergisinde fotoğraf bölümü şefi olarak çalıştı. 1961'de İngiltere'de yayınlanan Photography Annual, onu dünyanın en iyi yedi fotoğrafçısından biri olarak tanımladı. Aynı yıl Amerikan Dergi Fotoğrafçıları Derneği'ne kabul edildi ve bu kuruluşun Türkiye'den tek üyesi oldu. Fotoğraf dünyasının çok önemli yayınlarında
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