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January 12, 2021

Lost Istanbul: Beautiful Vintage Photos of the City by Renowned Photographer Ara Güler

Ara Güler (1928-2018) was an Armenian-Turkish photojournalist, also known as “the Eye of Istanbul.” A prominent global representative of the country’s creative photography, his pictures brought significant recognition of Turkey, and particularly Istanbul, abroad. Güler’s profound love for his hometown and its inhabitants is well expressed in his images: everyday people always busy with their life, at day and night, on water or land, in small alleys or on major streets. 

Take a look back at the city through 30 stunning vintage photographs taken by Güler from the 1950s to 1990s:


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