Ismailimail was recently invited to cover the exhibition: Journey to Istanbul at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto. Famous photographer and blogger Salim Nensi volunteered to take the photographs and share Photo Essay with the world wide audience.
A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç.
Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç’s collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s.
3 Ottoman Sultans invited renowned photographers & collectors to capture the beauty, elegance and uniqueness of Istanbul as a way to show the world & preserve
New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope.
Sample of Turkish sumptuous flavours at the Aga Khan Museum’s Diwan Restaurant
Wooden artistic panels – Syrian
Istanbul, a city divided by a channel between Europe and Asia. Strategically mapped, politically and economically.
Bahattin Öztuncay, one of today’s leading scholars in the field of Ottoman photography, co-curates the exhibition with the Aga Khan Museum’s Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip.
A perfect climate, scenery, light retention for photographers. Great for Panorama as the old city is horizontally built. Notice colors in the old pictures? Those were carefully hand colored/painted after the sepia/black & white images were processed.