Istanbul

Ara Güler. (Photographer )
Orhan Pamuk. (Author)

35.00

  • Text in French
  • 280 x 214 mm - 180 pages
ISBN: 978-2-87868-130-7

Discover the daily life of Istanbul through the lens of Ara Güler. This beautiful photography book pays tribute to Turkey’s capital from the 1940s to the 1980s. Filled with sensitivity and poetry, it bears witness to the oscillation between tradition and modernity in this city formerly known as “Byzantium.”

 

A black and white journey through Ara Güler’s photographs

More than mere snapshots, Ara Güler’s grand photographs take us on a visual journey through the decades. From the daily life of its inhabitants to its iconic landmarks, each image provides an intimate perspective on Istanbul.

 

A text by Orhan Pamuk, a prominent figure in Turkish culture

The book “Istanbul” is enriched with an unpublished text by Orhan Pamuk, one of the prominent figures in Turkish culture. Like Ara Güler, he is a native of Istanbul and once aspired to become a painter. This collaboration between two prominent figures provides a unique testament to Istanbul. It combines the arts of photography and writing to capture the melancholic soul of the city that both artists call home.

Are you looking for a wonderful gift idea? Our photography album is a book to savor and share with those who love this fascinating city.

Ara Güler.

Ara Güler was born in 1928. In 1958, he became a photojournalist for Time Life, Paris Match, and Der Stern. After his meeting with Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1961, he joined the Magnum agency. In the same year, the English magazine Photography Annual named him one of the world’s seven best photographers. In 1962, he received the prestigious title of ‘Master of Leica,’ and in 1979, the first prize for reporting from the Turkish Journalists Association. In 1999, he was awarded the title of ‘Photographer of the Century’ in Turkey. Ara Güler is also known for having photographed numerous personalities such as Churchill, Chagall, Dalí, Picasso, Hitchcock…

Orhan Pamuk.

Born in Istanbul in 1952, Orhan Pamuk grew up in a family of Francophiles. After studying architecture and journalism, he dedicated himself to writing. In 2006, his work was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature. Orhan Pamuk’s novels depict the conflicts of a society torn between East and West. Awarded numerous prizes (including the Prix Médicis étranger, the New York Times Best Foreign Book Award, the Prix France-Culture, and the European Discovery Prize), his novels, selling more than seven million copies worldwide, have been translated into 58 languages. His latest works, such as “My Name is Red” (2001), “Snow” (2005), and “Istanbul: Memories and the City” (2007), published by Gallimard, have enjoyed both public and critical acclaim.

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