Cities of the Three Books
Jerusalem and the Holy Land in 19th-century photographs
Since 2006, İstanbul Research Institute has endeavoured to introduce the Photography Collection of Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation through a series of exhibitions. Centered on the photograph album that once belonged to Grand Vizier Kıbrıslı Kâmil Pasha and added to the Foundation’s collection, the exhibition portrayed the diversity of faiths in the Holy Land – which enjoyed the longest period of peace under Ottoman rule – and how this diversity is manifested in the architecture of the region. Furthermore, the exhibition also provided a unique opportunity for historians of architecture and photography to read and interpret the past though a different perspective.