Ara Güler opens exhibit in Berlin

Ara Güler opens exhibit in Berlin

Ara Güler opens exhibit in Berlin

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Celebrated Istanbul photography artist Ara Güler has opened an exhibition in Berlin featuring 200 of his pieces depicting the lives of Istanbul residents since the 1950s.

Güler, 86, attended the opening of the exhibition, “The Eye of Istanbul – Retrospective 1950-2005” at the directorate of the Social Democratic Party (Willy-Brandt-Haus) together with Turkish Ambassador to Berlin Hüseyin Avni Karslıoğlu, Greens Party co-chair Cem Özdemir and party deputies. 

Curator Hasan Şenyüksel said the photos had been chosen from among 14,000 works by the legendary photographer.

Güler has staged hundreds of exhibitions of his work all over the globe and has interviewed and photographed numerous celebrities, from Bertrand Russell and Winston Churchill to Arnold Toynbee, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Besides many other awards, he was honored with the Culture and Arts Grand Award of the Culture and Tourism Ministry in 2011.

The exhibition will run until Jan. 25, 2015.