light gazing, ışığa bakmak

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ara Güler

Ara Güler, who is 84 and Turkey’s most famous photographer, having produced volumes of black-and-white photographs of Istanbul’s cityscapes, sat in a cafe that bears his name. He said there was only one neighborhood left that reminded of him of his city and where he still liked to take pictures: Eyup, a waterside district that is home to a famous mosque and many conservative Muslim families.

“The Istanbul that we grew up with is lost,” he said. “Where is my Istanbul? It’s all about the money.”

and more.
não deixar a referência a Istanbul, a obra autobiográfica de Pamuk com imagens de Ara Güler que ambos escolheram. dessas imagens, há algumas imagens nocturnas que me ficaram na memória, esta por exemplo (daqui). e a passagem sobre o manto da noite.

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