An exhibition of Professor Erol Deran, who adapts the photographs of Ara Güler to oil paintings, will be open for visit until April 18. The exhibition, which takes place at the Almelek Art Gallery in Istanbul's Bebek district, features 16 photographs and paintings. Speaking to an Anadolu Agency correspondent after the opening of the exhibition, Deran said that Güler mirrors Istanbul's disappearing culture through his works and that he had been working on his paintings for the last two years. Deran, who claimed he was very emotional while adapting Güler's photographs of Istanbul's long-forgotten face to canvas, noted that his aim with this display is to offer his services to Istanbul. "Ara Güler took incredible photos of Istanbul and presented these unforgettable shots to us. Today, it is almost impossible to see cobblestone pavements and yogurt sellers on the backs of donkeys. When you see them, you remember your old memories. I wanted to transfer this nostalgia onto canvas. I hope we can offer our contributions to the city in any way," he went on.