On Wednesday morning, photography became an orphan. Göksin Sipahioglu passed away at the American Hospital in Neuilly. He was an explorer, mentor, the ‘papa’ of photography, friend, and adviser to a number of impressive photogaphers, including Abbas, Barthélémy, Patrick Chauvel, Marc Charuel, Françoise Demulder, Catherine Leroy, Thomas Haley, Jean-François Leroy, Lasky, Reza, Manoucher, Yan Morvan, Alain Mingam, Alfred Yaghobzadeh, Alexandra Boulat, Olivier Jobard and Facelly, to name but a few.
Today we pay him homage. We are sharing work from his early years as a photographer along with tributes from his friends.
Ray was one of a kind, the kind you do not meet so easily anymore. Gentle, passionate, kind and generous, committed to helping us grow and make our projects come to life, with sometimes crazy ideas but always to improve the world of photography.