A Masterly Vision

A Masterly Vision

The late Armenian-Turkish artist Ara Güler was born in 1928 in Istanbul – a city which would become the subject of an iconic body of work. Recognised as one of the world’s leading photojournalists, and renowned as the “Master of Leica”, Güler worked for the likes of TIME, Life, Paris Match and Magnum Photos, capturing the daily lives of people in Turkey.

© Ara Güler

A new exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery celebrates the practitioner’s prolific oeuvre, positioning poetic documentary work alongside powerful portraits of influential individuals from the 20th century, including Picasso, Dali, Aşık Veysel, Nazım Hikmet, John Berger, Winston Churchill and Alfred Hitchcock.

The exhibition is open until 5 May. Find out more here.

Lead image: © Ara Güler