Emrah oprukcu

Photojournalist based in Istanbul
   
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Location: istanbul
Nationality: Turkish
Biography: Photojournalist 
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Ara Guler
Credits: emrah oprukcu
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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