Visit to the Ottoman Empire
A book of photographs by Dezso Bozoky (1871–1957 ) entitled Visit to the Ottoman Empire has been published by the Publishing House of HAA in cooperation between HAA and Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts. The book launch was held on 10 December at the Museum of Fine Arts. Speeches were made by Györgyi Fajcsák, the director of Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, Tamás Gergely Kucsera, the Secretary General of HAA and a lecture was given on the Ottoman Empire by Gábor Fodor, historian, turcologist and director of Hungarian Institute in Istanbul. Turkisch mystical music was played by Marilia Pilti, Márton Kopcsik and János Gerzson János.
During a one-year trip in 1905 and 1906 navy doctor Dezso Bozoky took his shots in İzmir, then he took photos in Bursa, Istanbul and various towns in Anatolia. Bozoky took photos of famous buildings and Ottoman streets, renowned sites such as Hagia Sophia, the Ortaköy district, Old French Mansion, Dolmabahçe Palace, the Palace of the Porphyrogenitus, Rumeli Fortress, Galata Tower and Galata Bridge.The photographs were brought to light by the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts in Budapest. Presenting the 1900s in the Ottoman Empire they were first exhibited in Hungary. They were also put on display at the Hungarian Cultural Center in Istanbul too in 2017.
December 17, 2019