Abstract: The Byzantine Monuments Photographs Archive is an ongoing project by Koç University Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM) to create a digital photographic archive of Byzantine monuments in Istanbul.
Institute: Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives
Creator(s): Koç University Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM)
Date Range: 1990-Present
Extent: Digital-born collection
Language(s): Turkish; English
Born-digital materials dated 1990-present are publicly available online.
Materials in this collection generally fall under the copyright of Koç University Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM). These materials are publicly available for personal, educational use. Please contact the University Archives staff for permission for other uses at firstname.lastname@example.org
[Title of the item], [Identification of item]. [Photographer’s last name, first name]. Byzantine Monuments Photographs Archive. Koç University GABAM. [Reference URL for digitized copies]
The core of the archive is made up of monuments found across the Historic Peninsula. Professional photographers have made several visits to each monument to photograph the buildings under the most ideal weather, light and environmental conditions. The archive includes photographs of all visible exterior and interior facades of each monument, and covers a wide range of details from wall paintings to mosaics, and from inscriptions to capitals. Where possible aerial drone photography has been used to document the monument’s location within the current urban environment. The archive will continue to grow as new photographs of the monuments are added.
This collection includes a digital archive of the Byzantine monuments located in Istanbul as documented and seen from the eyes of five different photographers.
Photographs from 1990 to the present were acquired by Koç University Suna Kıraç Library. Nikon 9000ED was used to digitize 35mm slides. Derivative JPEGs of the digital master copies have been uploaded into our CONTENTdm digital platform.