A ‘photojournalist’ at the right place at the right time

In Turkey, Ara Güler is the very first person to come to mind when the subject matter is ‘photography’.

With his characteristically sympathetic, somewhat cranky manner, he always remarks “I’m a photojournalist, not a photographer; I’m not definitely an artist. I shoot what I see. I don’t do arts. I deliver the things that I see to other people. This is what we call photojournalism.”  Despite the years that have passed by, he is always productive. His latest book ‘Photo Journalist’ was published on 15 August on his 81st birthday. Nezih Tavlaş has written a 343-paged chronologic narration about incidents Ara Güler witnessed throughout his decades-spanning life and career.