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.