Event celebrates Güler’s photography in Athens
ATHENS - Anadolu AgencyThe work of the legendary Turkish photographer Ara Güler was celebrated May 12 in the Greek capital Athens with a special screening of “The Eye of Istanbul,” an award winning documentary on the artist.
The event was hosted jointly by the Turkish Embassy in Athens and the Benaki Museum to celebrate the life and work of Güler.
“In his 87 years, Güler remains a complex and unforgettable personality: perceptive, witty and philosophical. Although he became known from his surveys of human life and important historical events since the Second World War in Istanbul, Turkey, he has made an international career for more than sixty years and has created more than one million photos,” the museum stated.
The event was followed by an exhibition of a selection of the artist’s photographs was also attended by Turkish Ambassador to Greece Kerim Uras and Istanbul Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan.
The award-winning documentary by Binnur Karaevli and Fatih Kaymak portrays the photographer during his preparation of a retrospective exhibition in Istanbul.