RENOWNED ARMENIAN PHOTOGRAPHER IS BESTOWED HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE F
Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:03 AM
March 06, 2013 | 13:44
ISTANBUL. - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University of Istanbul bestowed
an honorary doctorate degree upon world-renowned Istanbul-Armenian
photographer and photojournalist, Ara Guler.
Members of the University Senate organized an event in tribute to
Guler, during which he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree,
Istanbul's Agos Armenian bilingual weekly reports.
Taking the microphone upon the request of the audience, Guler said
he is happy that there is such interest toward him, and stressed that
he is involved in journalism for sixty years.
"Now, I think that photojournalists, documentary film makers craft a
visual part of human history. Doing all this becomes historiography,"
To note, Ara Guler, who was recognized as the "Photographer of the
Century"-and who is also known as "the Eye of Istanbul"-was born in
the city in 1928, and he began his journalistic career in 1950. He
has received many Turkish and international awards and titles and
has photographed numerous world-renowned personalities.
Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:26 AM
The Istanbul municipality has approved a proposal to rename Tosbaga street in the district of Beyoglu in honor of prominent Turkish-Armenian photographer Ara Guler.
Nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul", Guler lived on the street in question for many years and still retains his studio there, Ermenihaber.am says.
According to reports, the Istanbul city hall never approves renaming streets in the historic city but the proposal to give a new name to the street in honor of the 89-year-old photographer was given green light to this time.
As reported earlier, the first photography museum will open in Turkey and feature works by the renowned Armenian artist.
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