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  • Title: PICTURE THE WORLD-Burhan Doğançay as Photographer
  • Post Date:2016-09-19


 PICTURE THE WORLD-Burhan Doğançay as Photographer

Duration: Fri. 09.23.2016 3:30 p.m. (Opening Ceremony) ~ Sun. 10.30.2016

Location: 4th Floor, National Museum of History

Organizer: The National Museum of History & The Turkish Trade Office in Taipei



 Burhan Doğançay (1929-2013) is a pioneering figure in the contemporary Turkish art world. He is best known for his various series of paintings inspired by urban walls. While Burhan Doğançay’s career as a painter began in the early 1960s, it was not until the mid-1970s that he discovered the beauty of walls in photography, which was the beginning of his monumental photographic archive “Walls of the World”, a segment of which was shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris in 1982. Besides the “Walls of the World” archive, he created other series of photographs focusing on the construction of skyscrapers in Manhattan, the New York Ironworkers and the Brooklyn Bridge as well as scenes and people he encountered during his travels. Doğançay is the recipient of many awards. His work appears in numerous publications and is represented in the collections of the World’s most prestigious museums.



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