From Konstantiniyye to İstanbul

Photographs of the Anatolian Shore of the Bosphorus from the mid XIXth Century to XXth Century

From Konstantiniyye to İstanbul

The exhibition catalogue showcases works by masters of photography, who practiced their art in Istanbul from the end of the XIXth to the early years of the XXth century. Comprised from a selection of photographs from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Photography Collection and from private collections, it reveals the magnificent structures, daily life and intriguing personalities of an Istanbul past. Istanbul has evolved into an industrial city, an enormous metropolis: its silhouette, architecture, vehicles, bridges, quays, streets and public spaces have attained an entirely different appearance.

Masters such as Ali Sami Aközer, Félice Beato, Guillame Berggren, Abdullah Biraderler, Gülmez Biraderler, Ernest Edouard de Caranza, Sebah & Joaillier, Maurice Meys, Ali Enis Oza, James Robertson and Elisa Pante Zonaro document the nostalgic images of the city during their time, taking us on a pleasurable journey through the photographs they took in the difficult and challenging techniques of the time.

Date of Publication: 2012
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7 Preface
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

11 From Konstantiniyye to İstanbul
M. Sinan Genim

17 From Anadolukavağı to Mâ-I Cârî Bastion, Yuşa Hill and Sütlüce

41 From Hünkâr Pier Vally to Yalıköy and Beykoz

75 From Sultaniye Meadow to İncirköy, Paşabahçe, Çubuklu and Kanlıca

95 Körfez – Anadoluhisarı

123 Göksu

153 Küçüksu

187 Kandilli

215 From Vaniköy to Kulei

231 Çengelköy

248 Beylerbeyi – İstavroz

269 Kuzguncuk

281 Biographies

From Konstantiniyye to Istanbul

The exhibition showcased works by masters of photography, who practiced their art in İstanbul from the end of the XIXth to the early years of the XXth century. 

From Konstantiniyye to Istanbul