A collection of images by photographer and photojournalist Ara Güler, nicknamed the “Eye of Istanbul” for his iconic black-and-white photos of Istanbul and its residents, will likely be auctioned on July 12 in Istanbul. The public sale, to be organized by Istanbul Müzayede, will likely be held on-line due to measures taken to forestall the unfold of the Corona Virus.
Forty-six images bearing Ara Güler’s embossed stamp and moist signature and printed on particular paper with a printing lifetime of 100-300 years will likely be offered to fanatics. The images may even pique curiosity with their 100% cotton-based material and museum-class high quality.
The works embody portraits of celebrities in addition to images taken in Istanbul and varied cities of Turkey by Güler. They may be seen in the exhibition in Nişantaşı, one of many fanciest districts of Istanbul, earlier than the public sale.
A photographer of Armenian descent, Güler captured many tales together with his digicam. Working for the press, he by no means noticed himself as an artist, however his work exhibits that he was a gifted photographer. He typically performed with the surroundings to evoke extra than simply the floor points of an incident.
In 1953, he met Henri Cartier Bresson and joined the Paris Magnum Agency. The “Photography Annual Anthology” revealed in the U.K. described him as one of many seven greatest photographers in the world. In the identical 12 months, he was accepted as the one Turkish member of the American Magazine Photographers Association (ASMP). He grew to become the chief of images for Hayat Magazine the subsequent 12 months. In 1958, he began working as a Near East photojournalist for Time-Life, Paris-Match and Der Stern magazines. He was awarded the title “Master of Leica,” which was given to only a few photographers in Germany in 1962.
He interviewed and photographed many well-known names, together with Winston Churchill, Indira Gandhi, Alfred Hitchcock, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. His works on artwork and artists have been used in quite a few books and periodicals. The legendary photographer handed away on Oct. 17, 2018.