Güler Exhibit on at Sackler

December 23, 2013

Ara Güler, a Turkish-Armenian photographer now in his 80s and living in Istanbul eschewed what he considered “art” photography, preferring to be a “visual historian” of Turkey. In the 1960s, when he was a colleague of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Josef Koudelka at the famed Magnum photo agency, Güler photographed contemporary street scenes. But judging by an exhibit of Güler’s work at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, he was fascinated more by Turkey’s past than its present—its churches, castles, and ruins. The exhibit runs through May 4, 2014 at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. (WCP)

Write a comment