Göksin Sipahioglu © Yan Morvan
On Wednesday morning, photography became an orphan. Göksin Sipahioglu passed away at the American Hospital in Neuilly. He was an explorer, mentor, the ‘papa’ of photography, friend, and adviser to a number of impressive photogaphers, including Abbas, Barthélémy, Patrick Chauvel, Marc Charuel, Françoise Demulder, Catherine Leroy, Thomas Haley, Jean-François Leroy, Lasky, Reza, Manoucher, Yan Morvan, Alain Mingam, Alfred Yaghobzadeh, Alexandra Boulat, Olivier Jobard and Facelly, to name but a few.
Today we pay him homage. We are sharing work from his early years as a photographer along with tributes from his friends. On Friday we will provide coverage of his funeral in Instanbul and the ceremony organized in his honor at the Théâtre de l’Odeon in Paris.
I would especially like to thank Ferit Düzyol, his old friend who was kind enough to open up his archives.
Farewell, Göksin. À bientôt!