Istanbul. Two Worlds, One City

The exhibition is made up of unique archival photographs from the extensive collection of over 7000 photos from the Istanbul Research Institute (İstanbul Araştırmaları Enstitüsü, IRI ) and the Pera Museum (Pera Müzesi, PM) in Istanbul, showing both the transformation of the city at the turn of the 20th century and the dynamic development of photography, displaying photographs by leading 19th‑century Istanbul photographers.  »


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