Posted by: bluesyemre | March 29, 2015

Photographer documents İstanbul’s little-known treasures: libraries


Many of İstanbul’s best libraries are in central locations we pass by each day, yet we often pay too little attention. Seeing this fact, photographer Ümit Oğuz Göksel embarked on a quest to document İstanbul’s libraries, and the results of his endeavor will go on display on Monday at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall’s foyer. Göksel’s collection “Fotoğraflarla İstanbul Kütüphaneleri” (İstanbul’s Libraries in Photographs) features snapshots from 12 libraries of the city, ranging from those built during the Ottoman era to the most modern examples that are housed in universities. The exhibition will run for seven days, throughout this week’s 51st National Library Week in Turkey, alongside a host of events put together by the İstanbul branch of the Turkish Librarians Association (TKD). The March 30-April 5 program is held under the main theme “Intercultural Dialogue and Libraries” in Turkey, while the İstanbul leg of activities will be held under the theme “Libraries of the Future, the Future of Libraries.”

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