Turkey’s Ara Güler photograph exhibition on 10 cool things to do in London list

Condé Nast Traveler included a commemorative exhibition that celebrates Armenian-Turkish photojournalist Ara Güler, who passed away last year, on its “10 cool things to do in London this weekend” list. 

The "Ara Guler Photography Exhibition”, curated by the Turkish presidency, includes Guler’s famous Istanbul photographs.

"The Ara Güler exhibition opened at the Saatchi Gallery on Tuesday under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency," Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said on Friday on Twitter. 

“Güler was known for his striking portraits of influential historical figures from Winston Churchill to Alfred Hitchcock. The black-and-white photographs, taken using his favourite Leica M camera, show the poetic, captivating nature of his subjects,” Condé Nast Traveler said. 

Ara Güler was an award-winning Armenian photo-journalist from Turkey who for decades captured the changing streets of Istanbul and came to lament the dizzying pace of the city’s redevelopment. He died on Oct. 17 at the age of 90 in Istanbul. In an interview in 2013, he said that he had no difficulty living in Turkey because not everyone knew that he was an Armenian.