When the uprisings of May ’68 broke out, Gökşin Sipahioğlu had been stationed in Paris for just a year as a correspondent for several large Turkish newspapers. He was also one of the photographers affiliated with VIZO Agency (forerunner of Gamma and of course SIPA PRESS), which also distributed Gilles Caron—who would later perish in Cambodia in the prime of his life, inaugurating a long list of photojournalists fallen in the battlefield or gunned down by fanatics. Gökşin’s essential quality resides in his keen, intelligent gaze, which in turn nourishes the creative bursts of the imagination capable of prescience and...
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