Photojournalist, a book by Nezih Tavlas, provides a compelling and in-depth look into the life of Ara Guler who is regarded as one of the most accomplished documentary photographers of the 20th century and the pioneer of photojournalism in Turkey.
The book lists all of Guler’s professional accomplishments while also providing rare insight into his personal life and his photographic legacy amounts to over two million stories told.
Born into a Turkish-Armenian family in Istanbul in 1928, Ara Guler who has been given the nickname, "The Eye of Istanbul" and also described as “one of the most important living representatives of creative photography today.”
You can check out the reviews to see what everyone is saying about the PHOTOJOURNALIST: The Life Story of Ara Guler
"Nezih Tavlas's book
Photojournalist details Ara Guler's
life, by providing chronological details
starting from the day he was born up until now,
and also includes dialogue with Guler as well as
photographs from his family albums"
"We are pleased to
announce that the valuable work called
"Photojournalist- Life Story of Ara Guler"
manifested through the diligent comprehensive
approach and qualified penmanship of Nezih
Tavlas and which portrays the exemplary artistry
and inspirational struggle of survival of Ara
Guler who is our internationally renown master
of observation and the objective has been
selected BOOK OF THE MONTH and we would like to
extend our gratitude to Ara Guler, our great
artist for many more years."
The Board of PEN International Turkey
"You will hold your
breath as you read the incredible tales of Ara
Guler's life as he ran
after wars, coups, civilizations, disasters and
people which changed the fate of the world.
These pages bear witness to the efforts and the
price Master Ara Guler ended up paying to be
able to be in the right place at the right time..."
The Eye of Photography Magazine
"In a homonymous book
with a foreword by his friend and colleague
Nezih Tavlas, the Armenian "proudly Turkish", as
Ara describes himself, sighs: "Photojournalists
are those who go after the bomb when it is about
to explode; the ones who run towards death and
risk their lives. Photojournalists write the
story with the camera."
"The godfather of Turkish
photography: Ara Guler. Profile of Turkey's
legendary photographer Ara Guler, also known as
Istanbul's Eye."Guler always wanted to be a
playwright," wrote, Nezih Tavlas in a biography
on Guler called "Photojournalist."
Anadolu News Agency
"The book lists all of Guler's professional
accomplishments while also providing rare
insight into his personal life and his
photographic legacy amounts to over two million
Book of The Month Club