Istanbul-based Armenian photographer Ara Güler has died at age 90 in Istanbul. As reports “gagrule.net”, the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reports.
The Istanbul-Armenian photographer’s illness got worse as a result of which he was taken to hospital. The doctors at the hospital were able to recover Gul’s heartbeat twice by moving him to the intensive care unit.
Shortly after, however, he died of heart failure.
Ara Guler was born in 1928. on August 16, in Istanbul. During his school years he worked at Turkish film studios and attended theater courses. Starting from 1950, he started working at the New Istanbul newspaper and studied at the Faculty of Economics at Istanbul University. After some time he was transferred to the editorial office of the Hurriyet newspaper. 1958 became the first Middle East correspondent of the Turkish branch of the “Life Time” magazine, as well as collaborated with a number of authoritative international media outlets. 1961 He has been employed in “Hayat” newspaper by heading the photography department. From the 1960s, his photographs were decorated by renowned writers and exhibited at various exhibitions in the world.
In the 1970s, he took photographic interviews with such prominent figures as Winston Churchill, Maria Callas, John Berker, Bernard Russell, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Indira Gandhi and others. Founder of photography in Turkey is considered. 2000 As a result of polls conducted in Turkey, his name has been written down by the 10 greatest Turks of the millennium. Since 2004 he is a Honorary Doctor of Istanbul Technical University.
His nickname is “Istanbul’s eye” or “Istanbul photographer”.
More than 100 photographs of world-renowned photographer in different corners of the world were summed up in June 2013 at the National Gallery of Armenia hosted by the “Welcome to” exhibition.