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Istanbul Photography Museum
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Very interesting museum to see the soul of Turkey

Pretty museum with a beautiful exhibition, it`s good chance to see Turkish life from inside. This... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Anastasiia R
Photography as a record and an art.

This is a quiet museum that we came upon by accident. If you want to see another side to Turkish... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2015
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

This is a quiet museum that we came upon by accident.
If you want to see another side to Turkish culture, and in particular a record of both traditional Turkey and emerging modern Turkey, though this powerful artistic medium, this is a wonderful place to visit.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

When stacked up against the gems left to Istanbul by its long history the Istanbul Photography Museum pales into insignificance. So my ranking of only three stars out of five should not be taken as a slight against the photography or the staff or, in fact, anything to do with the museum. But hey, the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sophia and the Basilica Cistern are all less than 15 minutes walk away...

Anyhow located near a range of cheap hotel options is this little photography museum. Entrance on the day of my visit was a mere 3 Turkish Lire and there were a range of books for sale just past the entrance to the museum which is on the first floor of the building.

There are some less than interesting portrait photos (the museum has a range of rooms) but there are some nice human pieces in amongst the non descript photos of people who were famous in Istanbul 40 years ago...

There are temporary exhibitions so it is impossible to know what you'll get in those however at the time of my visit there was a very interesting selection of photos of the times when the Istanbul winter was so harsh the Bosphoros froze over. 1929 and 1954 if memory serves, and it was truly interesting to see photos of ice floes in the very waters where most tourists will cruise about on sightseeing trips.

All up this small museum is probably mainly of interest to locals but if you are in the area and have a short while to spare you might like to have a look - for only 3TL even if only a few of these images stay with you then it was well worth it.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

It show the history of photography in Turky .
Tones of photos divided in many rooms , the man whos in charge was very nice , and most important he can speak english

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

We really only went here to get out of the rain but it turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip. The photographs on display in the two galleries dedicated to Turkish artists were excellent but what really made the visit worthwhile was the selection of books available to browse through - many of which gave a very different perspective on the city and its inhabitants. We ended up spending a couple of hours and came away inspired.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Stephen E
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

walk from Sultanhmet--not too crowded. very authentic local streets, near Kunkapi. wonderful exhibits of old and new Istanbul and Turkey.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank rzberger
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