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Thousands bid farewell to Turkey’s iconic photographer Ara Güler


Turkey on Oct. 20 bade farewell to the country’s renowned photographer AraGüler, who died to heart failure at the age of 90.

The funeral ceremony was held on Oct. 20 in Istanbul’s Galatasaray Square.

Güler suffered a heart attack and was taken to the intensive care unit of Florence Hospital in Istanbul, where he breathed his last late Oct. 17.

Expressing grief over death of the photographer, Vice President Oktay said at the funeral that Güler was a great artist, who inspired many photographers. “We will always remember our notable artist with respect,” he added.

Dubbed “Eye of Istanbul”, Güler rose to fame with his black and white portraits of the city.

He was suffering from kidney failure and had to be taken for treatment thrice a week.

He also photographed famous figures throughout his long career, including Orson Welles, Pablo Picasso. Winston Churchill, John Berger, Alfred Hitchcock and Salvador Dali, among many others.


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