‘Cecil Beaton: Portraits’ with Merih Akoğul

Guided Tour

May 28, 2015 / 19:00

In this tour, organized in the context of the exhibition Cecil Beaton: Portraits, writer and photographer Merih Akoğul discusses Beaton’s place in the tradition of portrait photography. Having carried this genre to a different level with his intuitive approach and unique style, leading 20th-century photographer Beaton is presented through the portraits he captured of actors, writers, artists, politicians, and royal family members.

Admission: 30 TL
(Free for Friends of the Museum)

Please email peradostu@peramuzesi.org.tr to book your place. Please note that the tour language is Turkish.

Temporary Exhibition

Cecil Beaton

One of the most significant and multi-faceted photographers of the 20th century, Cecil Beaton’s (1904-1980) captivating portraits were exhibited for the first time in Turkey at Pera Museum.

Cecil Beaton

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A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

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Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

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