Artamonoff’s Istanbul was not all about monumental walls, finely carved sculpture, newly discovered frescoes, dark interior spaces, and crumbling structures. He has seen in those the juxtaposition of the old and the new. His lens turned to traditional crafts, shops, markets, and festivals, children working, playing, and posing for his camera, modern cityscapes dotted with Byzantine and Ottoman architectural landmarks. His photographs present us a city at the threshold of major urban and social transformation.