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Capturing the Soul of Istanbul: Ara Güler’s Mesmerizing Exhibition at Synthesis Gallery

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In a harmonious collaboration between the Ara Güler Museum in Istanbul, the Plovdiv Photography Center, and Synthesis Gallery’s Photosynthesis initiative, Sofia is hosting a breathtaking ” Istanbul ” exhibition by the renowned Turkish photographer Ara Güler.

The exhibition, which has already left an indelible mark on galleries worldwide, brings to life the timeless allure of Istanbul through Güler’s lens.

The Synthesis Gallery, also known as Галерия Фотосинтезис (Gallery Photosynthesis), has been transformed into a haven for lovers of photography and enthusiasts of Turkish culture.

The exhibition, on display until January 25, invites visitors on a visual odyssey through the captivating duality of Istanbul. This city resonates with both chaos and tranquillity, vibrant colours and monochrome shades.

Ara Güler’s exceptional collection of black-and-white photographs serves as a testament to his deep connection with Istanbul.

The showcase masterfully weaves together narratives of the city’s streets, monuments, and communities, capturing the essence of daily life.

Güler’s keen eye for detail and passionate storytelling draw parallels between his early literary works and the profound influence of cinema on his photographic journey.

The exhibition not only celebrates Güler’s mastery in photography but also commemorates his impact on the global stage.

The collection, previously displayed in renowned galleries and museums worldwide, was included in the prestigious International Photographic Meetings program in Plovdiv for 2023.

The exhibition stands as a tribute to Ara Güler’s legacy, showcasing his ability to encapsulate the spirit of Istanbul with unparalleled passion and sensitivity.

Visitors to the Synthesis Gallery can expect to be transported into Güler’s world, where each photograph serves as a portal into the heart of Istanbul.

The showcase navigates through serene cafe scenes, bustling activities along the Bosphorus, and the intimate moments shared by the city’s diverse communities.

Güler’s lens transforms everyday scenes into timeless works of art, encapsulating the enduring warmth of community bonds.

One of the striking aspects of the exhibition lies in its exploration of Güler’s evolution from a young cinephile to a distinguished photojournalist.

The exhibition delves into the connections between his early literary endeavours, his passion for cinema, and the profound impact these influences had on his photographic style.

It offers a comprehensive view of Güler’s journey, emphasizing his ability to merge various art forms seamlessly into a coherent visual narrative.

To enrich the cultural experience for attendees, Photosynthesis Library, an integral part of Synthesis Gallery, will host a special event titled “Focus: The Photographer and the City” on January 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This event promises insights into Güler’s creative process, providing an opportunity for art enthusiasts to engage with the photographer’s perspective on capturing the essence of a city as dynamic as Istanbul.

As the exhibition draws to a close on January 25, Synthesis Gallery will conclude the cultural celebration with a screening of two films, “The Whistling Man” and “Hero’s End.”

These films, carefully selected to complement Güler’s photographic narrative, offer a cinematic finale to the immersive experience, allowing attendees further to explore the visual and emotional depths of Istanbul.

The collaboration between the Ara Güler Museum, Synthesis Gallery, and various cultural institutions goes beyond being a mere exhibition; it is a cultural journey that pays homage to Güler’s iconic works and their enduring impact on the world of photography.

“Istanbul” at Synthesis Gallery is not just an exhibition; it is an invitation to step into the soul of a city through the lens of a master storyteller, Ara Güler.

 

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