A selection of photos taken by legendary Turkish photojournalist Ara Güler will be on display in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
The exhibition will open in April next year, the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu announced on Twitter.
It will “contribute to enhancing artistic activities in Somalia”, the embassy said.
Glad to announce that our Embassy will host an exhibition of Mr. Ara Güler, a world-renowned photographer and photo-journalist from Turkey, in April 2020. The exhibition will contribute to enhancing artistic activities in Somalia. https://t.co/eUsOuDLQpb
— Turkey in Somalia (@TC_Mogadishu) April 22, 2019
Described by the Turkish presidency as “one of the seven best photographers in the world”, Güler died last year at the age of 90.
We bring to the world the works, shedding light on our near history, of one of the seven best photographers in the World, Ara Güler, who held the title of “Master of Leica”.
The Ara Güler exhibitions will be held in six different cities of the world throughout the year. pic.twitter.com/VtAbcLsZ16
— Turkish Presidency (@trpresidency) April 21, 2019
Nicknamed ‘The Eye of Istanbul’, he chronicled the city with melancholic black-and-white pictures taken mostly with a Leica camera, giving him the title “master of the Leica”.
Güler photographed many world figures including British wartime leader Winston Churchill; Indian stateswoman Indira Gandhi; philosopher Bertrand Russell; film director Alfred Hitchcock and the artist Pablo Picasso.
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