Photographer's Note

Mr Vehbi Koc, the richest man of Turkey.

He was born in the year 1901 in Ankara and passed away on 25 Febuary 1996.Today, 23 yeasr ago.

He was the founder and owner of more than 150 different companies.
From rextiles to beverage; from automotive industry to white goods etc etc.
Worldwide famous industrialist, like Henry Ford, Agnelli of Fiat or Siemens etc was his close friends and business partners.His companies still exists and more than 150.000 people are employed there.
The Koc Group is named after him.
I had made this capture in a quite simple hotel at the shores of the Marmara sea, where he used to spent his summer holidays. A "no star" hotel, allhough he was the owner of 3 gigantic 5 star hotels.
It was part of the daily ritual to make long walks every morning with a group of friends.

On his way this little girl said him "hello" and without hesitating he called her to him and give her this banknote.
As a friend of him said "this is to much for her" he started to laugh and just at this moment I made this capture.
May he rest in peace.

This entry is been scanned from a color print.

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