Enjoy a sideways look at the great and the good
Be transported to Istanbul’s Pera district in the late 19th century with this exhibition of caricatures by Ottoman bureaucrat Yusuf Franko. Franko was minister of foreign affairs and a society figure who skewered those he met, from wealthy capitalists to soldiers, artists to diplomats. The exhibition at Koç University’s Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations’ (Anamed) gallery in Beyoglu, brings together an album Franko drew between 1884 and 1896, with photographs of the city and its citizens at the time. The Characters of Yusuf Franko: An Ottoman Bureaucrat’s Caricatures is being shown at Anamed until June 1 (anamed.ku.edu.tr).