Picturing Byzantine Istanbul exhibit
Istanbul is getting a chance to get in touch with its distant past this summer with a new exhibition focusing on the city’s Byzantine heritage. “Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947” presents the Byzantine heritage of Istanbul from the perspective of Nicholas V. Artamonoff, who had a deep interest in the history of the city. The exhibition will be open to the public at Koç University’s Research Center of Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) Gallery in Beyoğlu in Istanbul until Oct. 6.
“Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947” features photographs taken by Artamonoff, an amateur photographer of Russian origin, during the time he lived in Istanbul between 1922 and 1947.
The exhibition opened within the scope of the Third International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium, entitled “Trade in Byzantium,” which was organized by Koç University’s RCAC.