ISTANBUL. – Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University of Istanbul bestowed an honorary doctorate degree upon world-renowned Istanbul-Armenian photographer and photojournalist, Ara Güler.
Members of the University Senate organized an event in tribute to Güler, during which he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree, Istanbul’s Agos Armenian bilingual weekly reports.
Taking the microphone upon the request of the audience, Güler said he is happy that there is such interest toward him, and stressed that he is involved in journalism for sixty years.
“Now, I think that photojournalists, documentary film makers craft a visual part of human history. Doing all this becomes historiography,” he noted.
To note, Ara Güler, who was recognized as the “Photographer of the Century”—and who is also known as “the Eye of Istanbul”—was born in the city in 1928, and he began his journalistic career in 1950. He has received many Turkish and international awards and titles and has photographed numerous world-renowned personalities.