Specialising in photographing the daily lives of Turkey’s working class through the years, he also worked as a portrait photographer, capturing some of the most famous faces of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, John Berger, Winston Churchill and Alfred Hitchcock.
Istanbul-born Güler died late last year at the ripe old age of 90, and a new show at the Saatchi Gallery looks to honour his important legacy through showcasing a huge range of his striking images from shots of Istanbul and scenes from Anatolia to photographs across the world, alongside a selection of significant historical portraits.
The Ara Güler exhibition runs from now until 5 May at Saatchi Gallery, London. Following this, Güler’s work will be exhibited in Paris, Kyoto, New York, Rome and Mogadishu, respectively.
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