FREE FILM SCREENING: The Eye of Istanbul

What: A FREE screening of The Eye of Istanbul, an acclaimed documentary about legendary photographer Ara Güler

Where: ATA-NC Turkish House (313 E. Durham Rd. Suite F, Cary, NC 27513)

When: Friday, November 1, at 7:00 PM

Tickets: Not required! This is a free event (first come, first served until Turkish House reaches seating capacity)


















We lost another great artist, the legendary Armenian-Turkish photojournalist Ara Güler, on October 17. To celebrate his contributions to journalism, photography, and Turkish (and world) culture, ATA-NC is screening "The Eye of Istanbul" at the Turkish House in Cary free of charge. 


The film is in Turkish with English subtitles. Here is a brief summary from the film's website:


THE EYE OF ISTANBUL (2015) tells the story of Ara Guler, the legendary Armenian-Turkish photographer, through the culmination of his retrospective exhibition in Istanbul. The documentary follows a non-linear narrative, which explores the artistic process and impulses of this great master. Ara’s curiosity, resourcefulness and fearlessness are revealed through a series of stories in the film.

Although he is mostly recognized for his black and white photographs of Istanbul, he enjoyed an international career, which has spanned over sixty years and generated more than 1 million photographs. “The Eye of Istanbul” follows Ara Guler as he prepares for his retrospective exhibition where he assembles his photographs and the stories behind his most iconic images spring to life. From the poor workers of Istanbul to the goat herders of Anatolia, from the portraits of famous artists the likes of Picasso, to the Israeli/Palestinian conflicts, Ara captured the essence of the second half of the 20th century. Ara thought of himself not as a photographer but as a historian who captured the lives of people and major historical events since the 1950s.


Watch the trailer below and visit the film's official website