Held by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, the Ara Güler exhibition presents artist and journalist Ara Güler, who passed away last year, to art enthusiasts in the world's capitals. The works of Güler, who was one of the most prominent names of photography and earned the title of "Master of Leica," will be exhibited in London, Paris, Kyoto, New York, Rome, and Mogadishu.
Organized by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey in collaboration with Doğuş Group Ara Güler Museum Archive and Research Center, the first exhibition was opened at London Saatchi Gallery, one of the most notable art centers in the United Kingdom, on April 23, National Sovereignty and Children's Day.
With a focus on Güler's Istanbul photographs, this exhibition series will last until April 2020 and will also display a selection of his historic portraits from all around the world such as those of Âşık Veysel, Nâzım Hikmet, Picasso, and Dalí, along with scenes of Anatolia and the world. The exhibition in London includes portraits of names who bear significance in the history and art of the U.K. such as Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchcock, and Bertrand Russell. Each exhibition will include the photographs of prominent names of the respective host country.