Emrah oprukcu

Photojournalist based in Istanbul
Ara Guler
Location: istanbul
Nationality: Turkish
Biography: Photojournalist 
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Ara Guler
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Date of Work: 10/20/18 - 10/20/18
Updated: 10/21/18
Turkish photographer Ara Guler's coffin is carried into the Uc Horon Armenian church during his funeral at Galatasaray square on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on October 20, 2018. Turkish photographer Ara Guler, famed for iconic images of Istanbul which captured almost three quarters of a century of the city's history, has died aged 90.

Ara's work is included in the collections of institutions worldwide, such as Paris's National Library of France; New York's George Eastman Museum; Das imaginäre Photo-Museum; Museum Ludwig Köln; and Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.
Foto Muhabiri, a book by Nezih Tavlas recounts the life of Ara in a chronological method and the book also highlights 80 years history of Turkey.
Ara's philosophy on photography is that he attaches great importance to the presence of humans in photography and considers himself as a visual historian. According to him, photography should provide people with memory of their suffering and their life. He feels that art can lie but photography only reflects the reality. He does not value art in photography so he prefers photojournalism.
He has won several awards for his work, including Turkey's Photographer of the Century, 1999; Master of Leica, 1962; France's Légion d'honneur; Lifetime Achievement Lucie Award, 2009; and Turkey's Grand Prize of Culture and Arts, 2005. In 2004, he was give honorary fellowship by Istanbul's Yıldız Technical University.

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Turkish people & Politic in the streets

By Emrah oprukcu — In the last past 7 years, lot of political events happened in Turkey such as Presidential & local elections, referendum, military coup…..


By Emrah oprukcu — Across its history, Iran has continuously pursued modernisation whilst looking to maintain its spiritual integrity. It has had a Muslim majority..

Raksha Bandhan

By Emrah oprukcu — Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival that celebrates the love between brothers and sisters.The festival’s name is made up of two words: Raksha..

Temple Ceremony

By Emrah oprukcu — Indian people pray in the Galta Ji temple in Jaipur, India Galta Ji- the magnificent campus of temples

Teej Festival

By Emrah oprukcu — Rajasthani folk artists perform as they take part in a traditional Teej festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India August  2018. Indian married women..

Wedding Ring "Alyans"

By Emrah Oprukcu — Turkish jeweller work on a ring in a jewelry workplace in Istanbul, Turkey. They are making handmade jewelry near the Grand Bazaar area in Istanbul...
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