Guler rose to fame for his archetypal black and white pictures of life in Turkey through the mid-20th Century (pictured: Kakakoy, 1963) The Armenian-Turkish photographer showed great prowess in making the every day environment and normal people of Turkey into pictures that reveal a story (pictured: Beyoglu, Turkey, 1958) Guler was the best-known Turkish photographer, and the first person from the country to be made a member of the American Society of Magazine Photographers (pictured left and right: English film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock) In 2002 Guler was awarded 'the Légion d'honneur: Officier des Arts et des Lettres' by the French government, and seven years later he was awarded 'La Médaille de la Ville de Paris' (pictured: Tahtakale, 1966) Guler had once said that 'with a photo, you capture history, you stop it with a machine' (pictured: An array of boats gathered in Halic, Istanbul, 1962) While Guler rose to international fame, much of his work focused on his home city of Istanbul, often revealing the harsh reality of life for its residents (pictured: Ayuansaray, Istanbul, 1957) In 1962, Guler was awarded the Master of Leica title in Germany and appeared in a special edition of Swiss Camera magazine - one of the most well-known photography publications in the world (pictured: Eminonu, Istanbul, 1954) Guler's images have been published by Time Life, Horizon and Newsweek (pictured left: A man and a woman parting through a ship window on the Galata quay. Right: Old Galata Bridge, Istanbul, 1956) He was presented the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Culture and Arts Grand Award in 2005, as well as the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Culture and Arts Service Award in 2008 (pictured: Karakoy, Istanbul, 1958) The Ara Guler Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery is now open, and will run until May 5 (pictured: Galatasary, 1960) Guler has been hailed by the British Journal of Photography as one of the seven greatest photographers in the world (pictured: Sehzadebasi, Istanbul, 1958) Throughout his career Guler documented life in his home city of Istanbul, capturing the everyday life from district to district (pictured: Pasabahce, 1951) In 1961, Guler was made head of the photography department of the Arab magazine, Hayat (pictured: Yedikule, Istanbul, 1969) Guler had once said his aim was not to produce 'art photography', but simply to reflect Istanbul as it really was (pictured: Fishermen returning to port at dawn, Kumkapi, Istanbul, 1950). Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchock and fascinating images of Turkish life appear in new show honouring photo great Ara Guler who died last year. Торты Коллекция пользователя Marta. Подписаться.