Robertson: Photographer and Engraver in the Ottoman Capital

November 27, 2013 – February 20, 2014

Curated by Bahattin Öztuncay, this exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Robertson, a leading figure of photography in the mid-19th century. Honoured by the Ottomans for his 40-year career minting coins and medals, he is best remembered as a pioneer photographer, the first to have taken 360° panoramic photographs of Istanbul from Beyazıt Tower.

The exhibition features original Robertson photographs and watercolour works from the Ömer M. Koç Collection. It is accompanied by a catalogue written by Öztuncay (available through the Cornucopia store), the review of which can be read in upcoming Cornucopia 50.

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