Ara Güler

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Güler

Ara Güler (Armenian: Արա Կիւլեր, August 16, 1928 – October 17, 2018) was an Armenian-Turkish photojournalist. He was nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul".[1][2] He was "one of Turkey's few internationally known photographers".[3] He was born in Istanbul.

Güler traveled on assignment to Iran, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kenya, New Guinea, Borneo, as well as all parts of Turkey.[4] In the 1970s he photographed politicians and artists such as Winston Churchill, Indira Gandhi, Maria Callas, John Berger, Bertrand Russell, Willy Brandt, Alfred Hitchcock, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso.

Güler's archive contains some 800,000 photographic slides.[5]

Güler died in Istanbul on October 17, 2018 from a heart attack, aged 90.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ara Güler'in Hayatı" (in Turkish). fotograf.net. Archived from the original on 29 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  2. "Ara Güler Kimdir?" (in Turkish). Ara Güler. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  3. Kettmann, Steve (2005-09-25). "A Photo Show on a Pogrom 50 Years Ago Is Itself Attacked by a Mob". New York Times. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. "Dosyalar-Ara Güler" (in Turkish). Yapı. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  5. Kürkçüoğlu, S. Sabri (May 2002). "Türkiye'de Yüzyılın Fotoğrafçısı Ara Güler ile Urfa, Harran ve Nemrut Üzerine Söyleşi" (in Turkish). Hezarfen-Paralax. Archived from the original on 10 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  6. Renowned Turkish photographer Ara Guler dies at 90