Göksin Sipahioglu evokes for me that imposing presence worthy of deference, not only for his allure, his imposing height – 6ft tall – and his age – 30 years my senior – but also for his human qualities. This great press agency leader was above all a militant journalist at heart, an independent man, revolted by injustices of all kinds, determined and courageous, who inspired me to become who I am and for whose photographic work I have the utmost respect.
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