About the Turkish Magnum photographer, Ara GÜLER (1928-2018)

Ara GÜLER was a Turkish photographer of Armenian descent and is considered one of the most important photographers in Turkey. Fascinated by the cinema, he began an apprenticeship as an actor, followed by a degree in economics and finally he became a photojournalist, since 1950 for 'Yeni İstanbul' (New Istanbul), later working for Time Life, Paris Match or Stern. After meeting Henri CARTIER-BRESSON and Marc RIBOUD in 1956, he became a member of Magnum Photos. He mostly took pictures with a Leica camera. The majority of his black-and-white photos show his hometown Istanbul.

Photo books by Ara GÜLER (a selection)

'Eski Istanbul' (1994, 2015); 'L' Altra Istanbul' (2007); 'Ara Guler's Istanbul' (2009); 'Istanbul' (2010); 'Fotografien 1950-2005' (2014); 'A Play of Light and Shadow' (2023)

'A Play of Light and Shadow' offers a view of the work by Ara GÜLER providing the opportunity to explore iconic and unknown parts of it. He created reportage photography, portraits and his versatility can also be seen in experimental collages in color.
59,00 € *
'Istanbul' by Ara GÜLER, introduced with a text by Orhan Pamuk, shows in vivid, yearning images the Turkish metropolis from the 1940s to the 1980s and at the same time the melancholy of this unique city oscillating between tradition and modernity.
34,95 € *
The compendium 'Augen auf!' offers an art and cultural history of the Leica from the 1920s to the present day. With essays on the technical genesis of the Leica, its influence on modern photojournalism and its significance for the photographic avant-garde
from 88,00 €