Born in Istanbul in 1928, Ara Güler is not only one of the masters of photography in Turkey, but holds a prominent place in the pantheon of the world’s great photographers. A stint at a Turkish newspaper during his university years soon led to photojournalist assignments for Time-Life, Paris Match and Der Stern. Meeting Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1961 prompted him to join the Magnum agency in Paris, and his career progressed to greater heights. That same year, he was named one of the seven best photographers in the world by Photography Annual, and was also conferred the prestigious title of Master of Leica.
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