Exhibitions/Jul 12, 2013

Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930–1947

Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930–1947 lead image

Nicholas V. Artamonoff, Church of St. John Studios, marble pavement, April 1935. Photo: Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930–1947, Research Centre for Anatolian Civilisations (RCAC), Koç University, November 27 2013–February 20, 2014.

An exhibition featuring the photographs taken by Nicholas V. Artamonoff, an amateur photographer of Russian origin, during the time he lived in Istanbul between 1922–1947. Artamonoff's photographs constitutes a unique record of the city, which since then has gone through a radical transformation.

The exhibition and accompanying catalogue prepared  prepared within the scope of the Third International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium, to be held between June 24-27, 2013. It is the product of a collaboration among Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC), Dumbarton Oaks, Freer|Sackler, and Robert College.