Ara Güler, who is 84 and Turkey’s most famous photographer, having produced volumes of black-and-white photographs of Istanbul’s cityscapes, sat in a cafe that bears his name. He said there was only one neighborhood left that reminded of him of his city and where he still liked to take pictures: Eyup, a waterside district that is home to a famous mosque and many conservative Muslim families.
“The Istanbul that we grew up with is lost,” he said. “Where is my Istanbul? It’s all about the money.”
não deixar a referência a Istanbul, a obra autobiográfica de Pamuk com imagens de Ara Güler que ambos escolheram. dessas imagens, há algumas imagens nocturnas que me ficaram na memória, esta por exemplo (daqui). e a passagem sobre o manto da noite.