Master of photography Ara Güler hospitalized

Master of photography Ara Güler hospitalized

Master of photography Ara Güler hospitalized

Ara Güler, 86, has been receiving treatment due to renal failure.

Ara Güler, the photography master of Turkey, was taken to Istanbul’s Şişli Memorial Hospital on Jan. 14.

He has been receiving treatment for a long time due to renal failure. Güler, 86, was moved Jan. 16 to the intensive care unit in the hospital because of labile blood pressure. According to a statement made by the hospital, Güler was expected to be moved to his room Jan. 17. 

Born in 1928 in Istanbul, Turkish-Armenian photographer Ara Güler is one of Turkey’s internationally known artists. 

Güler has held hundreds of exhibitions of his work all over the globe. He has interviewed and photographed numerous celebrities, from Bertrand Russell and Winston Churchill to Arnold Toynbee, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

Many examples of Güler’s photography can be found in institutions such as the French National Library in Paris and the Sheldon Collection at Nebraska University, as well as in private collections in Boston, Chicago and New York. Besides many other awards, he was honored with the Culture and Arts Grand Award of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2011.