Lost Istanbul: 1950s and 60s, photos by Ara Güler


Galatasaray, 1960 © Ara Güler, from Lost Istanbul 1950s and 60s

Ara Güler (born 1928) is a native “Stamboulite”, who has been documenting his home city’s cultural and domestic life since the 1940s. Initially a reporter for TimeLife, Paris Match and Stern, as well as Turkish dailies and magazines, he has been a member of Magnum Photos since meeting Marc Riboud and Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1961.

We’re very pleased to present this article with photos from the 1950s and 60s in Lens Culture. A full exhibition will open in Paris at the Maison Européene de la Photographie on September 9.

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