[ILLUSTRATED LUMIERE EQUIPMENTS AND GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY IN TURKEY] Lümiyer fotograf rehberi. Translated by Süleyman Süreyya [Bükey], (1895-1974).

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THE LUMIERE BROTHERS, (Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumiere & Louis Jean Lumiere), (1862-1954 / 1864-1948)., Aksam Matbaasi, Ist., 1928.

Original pictorial wrappers. Cr. 8vo. (20 x 14 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). 59 p., ills.

First and only Ottoman edition of this richly illustrated and exceedingly rare pamphlet translated and published by famous Turkish photographer Süleyman Sirri Bükey (1895-1974).

Süleyman Süreyya [Bükey], (1895-1974), was an important person who opened a studio in the first years of the Turkish Republic, signed beautiful portraits, and at the same time served photography for many years with magazines such as Foto, (1931-1934), Foto Magazin, (1938-1941), Halivud Dünyasi [i.e. Hollywood World], (1941-1946), Ufuk, (1943-1945) as well as the early guides and catalogs he published related cinema and photography. Bükey started photography as a commercial pursuit, first selling photographic material in Eminönü Flower Market in 1924. The catalog was printed depending on the agency of Gevart (The same year with Lumiere guide, in 1928 titled Gevart Fotograf Rehberi). In 1928, he founded Foto Süreyya in the Tünel district of Istanbul. He was the photographer of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk between 1936-1938. He received art medals and certificates in national and international exhibitions he participated in his photography life.

The Lumière brothers were manufacturers of photography equipment, best known for their Cinématographe motion picture system and the short films they produced between 1895 and 1905. Their screening on 22 March 1895 for circa 200 members of the "Society for the Development of the National Industry" in Paris was probably the first presentation of films on a screen for a large audience. Their first commercial public screening on 28 December 1895 for circa 40 paying visitors and invited relations has traditionally been regarded as the birth of cinema. Either the techniques or the business models of earlier filmmakers proved to be less viable than the breakthrough presentations of the Lumières. Cameramen working for the Lumière Brothers, who had staged the world’s first public screening of a moving picture at the Grand Café in Paris on December 28, 1895, filmed the Golden Horn and the Galata Bridge from the water in 1896, putting their signature on the first film shot in Turkey. The first public screening of a motion picture in Turkey also took place in 1896. From its inception in the Ottoman Empire, cinema gained instant popularity and soon became the cheapest and only form of public entertainment. After 32 years, the first book includes the Lumiere photographic pieces of equipment, and a guide to photography was published in 1928.

Not in OCLC.; Özege 11810.