Cultural

Istanbul by Ara Güler
Benaki museum Pireos str. |

Ara Güler, who is particularly well-loved by the Greeks, is considered to be the most popular photographer of Istanbul. The style and atmosphere of his photographs has references to the work of Greek photographer Kostas Balafas. His humanist gaze recorded everyday events, focusing on simple people and using the city of Istanbul as his backdrop.
The exhibition comprises circa 100 prints on the topic of Constantinople in the 1960s and 1970s, selected especially for the Benaki Museum exhibition.
The exhibition will be accompanied by Güler’s book, Istanbul, which will be published in a Greek translation by OLKOS Publications and will include texts by Nobel prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk, who carries out an imaginary discussion with the photographer’s oeuvre.

Exhibition curators: Hasan Şenyüksel, Fani Constantinou

text and photo from Benaki Museum official site

12/05 – 25/07 ,

Benaki Museum, Pireos str. Annexe

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