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Ataköy #1 by
Murat Germen, 2012
From the series 'Muta-morphosis — Istanbul' | Photo courtesy of the artist
Ataköy #1 by Murat Germen, 2012 From the series 'Muta-morphosis — Istanbul' | Photo courtesy of the artist

See 'A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then & Now' At The Aga Khan

Picture of Alix Hall
Updated: 1 March 2016
Istanbul, Turkey’s cultural and economic mecca, has a history rich in transformation: the rise and fall of empires, migration of peoples, and miraculous growth. This vibrant city’s many faces – from Byzantium to Constantinople to Kostantiniyye/Istanbul – are documented and reflected in a new exhibition of photographs, A City Transformed. Co-curated by Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip of Aga Khan Museum and Bahattin Öztuncay, one of today’s leading scholars in Ottoman photography, this selection of photographs have been taken from Turkish art philanthropist Ömer Koç’s acclaimed collection and are being shown to a North American audience for the first time in history. With the help of photographer Murat Germen, Istanbul’s urban transformation is portrayed across time – from the 1850s to now – with some photos taken more than a century apart. Germen, who has contributed to over 80 exhibitions worldwide, is introducing new works created specifically for this exhibit, with a few in response to Koç’s stunning historical panoramas. Don’t miss your chance to see Istanbul, then and now.


Admission $15-$20. Purchase/reserve tickets here.

📅 February 6, 2016 – June 26, 2016

Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-6pm; Wednesdays open until 8pm (free admission after 4pm).
Closed Mondays except stat holidays.
Thursday, March 24 | 1 – 2pm, Illustrated Talk with Irene Markoff

📍 Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 646 4677


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