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Bound in Battle

In this thought-provoking photograph titled "Bound in Battle," two oil wrestlers engage in a captivating struggle within the arena. As the match nears its climax, one wrestler executes a decisive move, forcing his opponent's head to touch the grass, leaving him with no possible escape. The intertwined bodies form a seamless unity, resembling the shape of an ancient Indian symbol representing auspiciousness and good luck. The symbolism is striking, alluding to the profound significance of this timeless sport and the deep-rooted traditions it embodies. This image captures the intensity of the moment, showcasing the physical prowess and strategic finesse required in the pursuit of victory within the realm of oil wrestling.

Creator

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Masis Usenmez

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Masis Usenmez, EFIAP, an Armenian origin, Turkish street photographer based in France. With a focus on street and documentary photography, his captivating black-and-white images play with light and shadow, creating a surreal atmosphere. With numerous awards and over 300 acceptances and medals in competitions, Masis has exhibited his work internationally, offering profound insights into human life and culture. He graduated Master of Photography at Marmara University.

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

Edirne, Turkey

Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Focal Length

200mm

Date

21/06/2014

Genre

Documentary

Artist

Masis Usenmez

Edition

1/1

Dimensions

4137x3103

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

Can be used to display privately, or in commercial and non-commercial settings, or in groups with an unlimited number of participants. The license includes unlimited use and display in virtual or physical galleries, documentaries, and essays by the NFT holder. Provides no rights to create commercial merchandise, commercial distribution, or derivative works.

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