Ara Guler (born in August 16, 1928, Istanbul, Turkey), Armenian origin, is one of the most famous Turkish photojournalists and nicknamed as “the Eye of Istanbul” or “the Photographer of Istanbul”
“Beauty is hidden in details...” World known photographer, Ara GULER’s picture- book named “Ara GULER” published by Eczacibasi “photographer series no: 2” reminds this sentence. While you will look into the pictures of Ara GULER, you will start to keep saying “how I didn’t see this beautiful door or window or just fragment of the door. He is like a guide of different dimension where the beauties unveil themselves and he pointed out for us to see...
Ara traveled for photography assignments to countries, such as Kenya, Borneo, New Guinea, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Iran and other cities of Turkey. In 1970s, he also took photography interviews with noteworthy artists and politicians, like Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, Ansel Adams, Alfred Hitchcock, Imogen Cunningham, Willy Brandt,John Berger,Maria Callas, Bertrand Russell, Pablo Picasso, Indira Gandhi, and Winston Churchill.