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Istanbul ➱ [Read] ➬ Istanbul By Ara Güler ➼ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Istanbul is a vivid photographic record of daily life in Turkey's cultural capital from the 1940s to the 1980s Captured through the unerring lens of award winning lensmaster Ara Gler the Eye of Istanb Istanbul is a vivid photographic record of daily life in Turkey's cultural capital from the s to the s Captured through the unerring lens of award winning lensmaster Ara Gler the Eye of Istanbul it reflects the melancholic aesthetic of the city as it oscillates between tradition and modernity The striking black and white photographs in this book are accompanied by a hitherto unpublished foreword by Orhan Pamuk the first Turkish recipient of the Nobel Prize.

6 thoughts on “Istanbul

  1. Thomas Hübner Thomas Hübner says:

    great artists are freuently 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 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 artistAra Güler's Istanbul presents just a small sample of the than 800000 photos he took almost exclusively with his Leica but they give a wonderful opportunity to catch a glimpse of the artist's most iconic worksWe see fishermen mending their nets children playing in front of derelict Ottoman structures ferry boats passing the Golden Horn street vendors pushing their carts in the cobblestone streets of Kadıköy a tram waiting for a man with his horse cart passing the rails It's usually not the Istanbul tourists know We see crumbling buildings and people who look tired from their everyday struggle to survive in this glorious city Istanbul and its buildings are only the backdrop for a big stage the drama of life with its difficulties everyday routines and small pleasuresGüler's photos breathe a deep humanity The people we see on his photos no matter how poor they may be are never devoid of a certain dignity And freuently there is a touch of magic there too which is difficult to describe Just have a look at his breathtaking photos

  2. A. Gulden A. Gulden says:

    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

  3. Murat Murat says:

    Yaşamının sonuna kadar fotoğraf sanatçısı olmadığını foto muhabiri olduğuğunu ısrarla ifade eden Ara Güler'i muhabir olarak anmak ve bunu hatırlatmak başlangıç olsunİstanbul'a ait muhteşem fotoğrafları yorumlayacak kadar kelime hazinemin geniş ve kalemimim bu denli etkin olduğunu düşünmüyorum Ancak bu toprakların yetiştirdiği ve ismi Magnum Photo'nun Robert Capa Henri Cartier Bresson gibi dünyaca ünlü fotoğrafçıları ile anılan Ara Güler'in bu eserine ilk Türkçe yorumu yazmak bana düşmüş olsun İngilizce yorum yazmak için kendini zorlayan diğerlerine gönderme yaparak devam edelimOrhan Pamuk epey zamandır bu tür büyük ustaların kitaplarına kendi ismini yamayarak bir süre sonra unutulması bir kenara atılması muhtemel Dostoyevski özentisi kitaplarından sonra isminin anılmasını devam ettirmek çabasında olabilir Bana düşende onu bu vesile ile hakkettiği şekilde anmak bu esere yazdığım yorumun son notu olsun

  4. K K says:

    This is a beautifully produced collection of photos taken by Ara Güler of a vanished Istanbul before prosperity took hold Anything volume of photographs put together by Thames and Hudson will of course be exuisite to beholdI wonder why the editor chose Orhan Pamuk to write the forward I know Pamuk's name may be well known to international audiences but Yaşar Kemal's Turkey is much closer in theme to Ara Güler's than Pamuk'sHere's another review of the book from Turkish Literature Month on the Global Literature in Libraries blog

  5. Emrecan Dogan Emrecan Dogan says:

    Impressive collection of photographs on İstanbul and the human condition Orhan Pamuk’s extended foreword is pretty good companion to the photos as well

  6. Michael L. Barrett Michael L. Barrett says:

    One wonderful homage to Istanbul

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