We Will Live After Babylon – Ara Güler Kitabının Açıklaması:
We Will Live After Babylon – Ara Güler
This book brings together the short stories Ara Güler penned during his early period, and his photographs. Güler is known internationally as a photographer and considered the most important representative of creative photography in Turkey, however, he is a relative unknown as a short story writer, and the various aspects of Güler the writer appear in breathtaking range in We Will Live After Babylon. This new edition of three simultaneously published volumes in Turkish, Armenian and English, brings together Güler’s visual production with his texts, who appear to also take
photographs through the medium of the short story, to form a “photographshort story album”. Güler thinks that his early period short stories have an important role in his ability to “capture meaningful moments and combine them in a narrative”, and describes these 13 short stories as “a kind of photography”. There is no doubt that Güler is a “man of the visual world” and We Will Live After Babylon is a solid proof of that.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: He was born in 1928 in Istanbul. Began his career in journalism in 1950. Worked as the Near East photojournalist for Time Life, Paris Match and Stern. Joined Magnum Photos. In 1961, the British Journal of Photography Year Book published in the UK listed him as one of the best seven photographers in the world. In 1962, he earned the Master of Leica title. The same year, Camera magazine, the most important publication in the world of photography at the time, dedicated a special issue to him. In 1974, he was invited to the United States of America, and after taking photographs of many famous Americans, presented his exhibition titled Creative Americans in many cities of the world. He has opened hundreds of exhibitions across the world and published tens of books. He has taken photographs of many worldfamous figures, including Bertrand Russell, Winston Churchill, Arnold Toynbee, Picasso, William Saroyan and Salvador Dali, and also of the leading artists of Turkey, and conducted interviews with them.