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You’ve Never Seen The Brooklyn Bridge Like This
Lovers Have Met Under It, Traffic Has Jammed On It In Countless Films. It’s One Of The First Architectural Icons That Pops To Mind At The Mention Of New York: Brooklyn Bridge.
Only one artist was permitted on this bridge that joins Manhattan to Brooklyn over the East River during the big maintenance operation in 1986-87. The extraordinary photographs shot by that artist are being shown now for the first time outside the U.S., at Aria Art Gallery in the Italian city of Florence. The show, titled Brooklyn Bridge: As Never Before, is on through November 27.
The photographer who was granted the privilege of shooting the photos is none other than Burhan Doğançay, a contemporary Turkish artist whose paintings are exhibited in prominent museums around the world. Doğançay, whose 1987 painting Blue Symphony sold for a record 2,200,000 Turkish Liras in 2009, is among the world’s 250 top-selling artists.
25 YEARS 25 PHOTOGRAPHERS
25 globally renowed photographers have photographed Turkey in honor of the 25th anniversary of the daily Zaman (Time) newspaper’s founding. Aptly titled Time in Turkey, the project is coming to photography buffs starting on November 15. Venues for the exhibition include Taksim Square, Galatasaray Square and Tünel Square and, between them, Fotoğrafevi, Foto Trek, Sismanoglio Megaro and Beyoğlu Beyoğlu Art Gallery. After its showing in Turkey the project will also be displayed in the world’s leading capitals of art and culture like Paris, London, New York and Moscow.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BURHAN DOĞANÇAY AND THE EXHIBITION, BROOKLYN BRIDGE: AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE