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Şakir Eczacıbaşı, (3 December 1929, İzmir- 24 January 2010, İstanbul), a second generation member of the notable Turkish Eczacıbaşı family, was a pharmacist, photographer and businessman.

Şakir Eczacıbaşı
Born3 December 1929
Izmir, Turkey
Died24 January 2010(2010-01-24) (aged 80–81)
Istanbul, Turkey
Resting placeZincirlikuyu Cemetery
NationalityTurkish
EducationPharmacy
Alma materRobert College, School of Pharmacy, University of London
OccupationPharmacist, photographer, businessman
OrganizationEczacıbaşı Holding
Spouse(s)Saniha Sebla (married 1962)
Parent(s)Süleyman Ferit Eczacıbaşı (father), Saffet Hanım (mother)
Relativesbrothers:
Nejat (1913–1993),
Vedat (1916–1961),
Sedat (1917–ca. 1950),
Kemal (1918–1996),
Haluk (1921–1996),
Melih (1923–2004)
AwardsChevaliers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, State Medal of Distinguished Service

He was awarded with the Chevaliers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France and the State Medal of Distinguished Service of Turkey. Şakir Eczacıbaşı served as the chairman of the board of directors of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) succeeding his brother Nejat in this post.[1]

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BiographyEdit

He was born 1929 in Izmir, Turkey to Süleyman Ferit (1885 – April 18, 1973) and his wife Saffet Hanım as their last of seven sons, Nejat (1913–1993), Vedat (1916–1961),[2] Sedat (1917–ca. 1950), Kemal (1918–1996),[3] Haluk (1921–1996)[4] and Melih (1923–2004).[5]

He received a degree from the School of Pharmacy, University of London after he finished Robert College in Istanbul.

Following his return home, he worked as a journalist and published two magazins, "Sanat Yaprağı" (Art leaf) and "Tıpta Yenilikler" (Novelties in Medicine). He was responsible for the production of a series of presentation films about his family's company Eczacıbaşı. "Renk Duvarları" (Walls of color), a documentary film he produced in 1964 was honored with Council of Europe's "Cultural Films Awards". Şakir Eczacıbaşı was co-founder of the Turkish Cinemateque Association and its chairman for ten years long.

He served in the 1970s as the director general of Eczacıbaşı Pharmacy Co. In 1980, he was appointed CEO of the Rczacıbaşı Holding. After the death of his brother Nejat in 1993, he became the president of the Holding company. Finally, he resigned from active business career in 1996.

Şakir Eczacıbaşı was a photograph artist. He exhibited his works at 13 shows in Turkey and in 23 personal events abroad. He collected some of his photographs in the albums "Anılar/Moments" (Memories/Moments), "Türkiye Renkleri" (Colors of Turkey), "Kapılar Pencereler" (Doors Windows). He edited and contributed with his photographs to the calendars Eczacıbaşı company published since 1960.

He died on 24 January 2010 in Istanbul and was laid to rest at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.[6] Şakir Eczacıbaşı was succeeded by his wife Saniha Sebla, he had married 48 years before.[7]

WorksEdit

MagazinesEdit

  • "Sanat Yaprağı" (Art leaf) – Supplement of newspaper Vatan, 1950s
  • "Tıpta Yenilikler" – (Novelties in Medicine) 1950s
  • "Yeni Sinema" – (1966–1970) Official periodical of the Turkish Cinemateque Association

Photography albumsEdit

  • "İstanbul" – 1965
  • "Anadolu" – 1968
  • "Evler" – 1969
  • "Anıtlar" – 1970
  • "Sular" – 1971
  • "Sokaklar" – 1972
  • "Kıyılar" – 1973
  • "Satıcılar" – 1974
  • "Çocuklar" – 1975
  • "Kırlar" – 1976
  • "Taşıtlar" – 1977
  • "Köprüler" – 1978
  • "Sanatlar" – 1979
  • "Kapılar" – 1980
  • "Tekneler" – 1981
  • "Pencereler" – 1982
  • "Çarşılar" – 1983
  • "Köşkler" – 1984
  • "Camiler" – 1985
  • "Arabalar" – 1986
  • "Göller" – 1987
  • "Taşlar" – 1988
  • "Ağaçlar" – 1989
  • "Yollar" – 1990
  • "Kişiler"- 1991
  • "Seçmeler"- 1992
  • "Oyunlar"- 1993
  • "Tapınaklar"- 1994
  • "Kahveler"- 1995
  • "Çeşmeler"- 1996
  • "Duvarlar"- 1997
  • "Seçmeler 2"- 1998
  • "Merdivenler"- 1999
  • "Türkiye Uygarlıkları"- 2000
  • "Dükkanlar"- 2001
  • "Balıkçılar"- 2002
  • "Evler"- 2003
  • "Yollar Sokaklar"- 2004
  • "Çarşılar Pazarlar"- 2005
  • "Kahvehaneler"- 2006
  • "Oyuncular"- 2007
  • "Yolcular"- 2008
  • "Türkiye Renkleri: Colours of Turkey" – 1997 – (ISBN 975-7028-03-7)
  • "1999 Merdivenler: Stairs and Ladders" – 1999
  • "Balıkçılar: The Fisherman"
  • "Evler: Houses" – 2003
  • "Yollar, Sokaklar" – 2004
  • "Çarşılar... Pazarlar... Marketplaces... Bazaars..." – 2005 – (ISBN 975-95037-9-4)
  • "Kahvehaneler: Coffee Houses" – 2006 – (ISBN 975-95037-3-5)
  • "Kapılar Pencereler: Doors Windows"
  • "Anlar/Moments"
  • "Sokaklardan"
  • "Yolcular: Travellers" – 2008 – (ISBN 978-975-95037-3-4)
  • "Üç Fotoğrafçıdan Sanatçı Portreleri: Three Fotographers Artist Portraits" Ara Güler ve Jerry Schatzberg'le birlikte
  • "Türkiye: Bir Portre – Turkey a Portrait (By Eighteen)" – 1993
  • "İstanbul Görüntüleri" – 1995
  • "Türkiye Uygarlıkları: Civilizations of Turkey" – 2000
  • "Türkiye'den İnsan Manzaraları Human Landscapes From Turkey" – 2002 – (ISBN 978-975-95037-2-7)
  • "Türk Fotoğrafçıları Kütüphanesi 12" – 2005
  • "İstanbul, İstanbul" – 2009

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Exhibition albumsEdit

  • "Şakir Eczacıbaşı" – 1990
  • "Şakir Eczacıbaşı" – 1996
  • "Bir Seçki 1965–2005"

EncyclopediasEdit

MemoriesEdit

  • Çağrışımlar, Tanıklıklar, Dostluklar, Remzi Kitabevi, 2010.

TranslationEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aktaş, İsmail (24 January 2010). "Şakir Eczacıbaşı hayatını kaybetti". Hürriyet Daily News (in Turkish). Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Eczacıbaşı'nın mezarı açıldı". EnSonHaber (in Turkish). 15 February 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  3. ^ "İlan". Milliyet (in Turkish). 5 March 1996. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Tarihte bugün 6 Mayıs" (in Turkish). 4 Dakika. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Melih Eczacıbaşı toprağa verildi". Hürriyet Daily News (in Turkish). 26 September 2004. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  6. ^ "'Sanat Şövalyesi'ne görkemli uğurlama". Sabah (in Turkish). 27 January 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Eczacıbaşı'nın mirası davalık olacak". Ekotrent (in Turkish). Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  8. ^ "M. Emin Tan Fotoğraf Kitaplığı". Fotoğraf Kitaplığı. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  9. ^ Gür, Gazanfer (25 January 2010). "Şakir Eczacıbaşı". Posta (in Turkish). Retrieved 29 October 2011.

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