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Seeking Solace under the Fountain

In this poignant photograph, a young oil wrestler seeks refuge under the fountain, his head drenched in cold water. Fatigued and visibly exhausted, he takes a moment to replenish his energy amidst the scorching heat of 45-50 degrees. The cool water serves as a vital lifeline for wrestlers, providing respite and rejuvenation during demanding matches. In the background, spectators attentively observe the games, their eyes locked on the intense action unfolding before them. This juxtaposition highlights the unwavering focus and dedication of both the wrestlers and the audience, bound together by their shared passion for the ancient tradition 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

105mm

Date

21/06/2014

Genre

Documentary

Artist

Masis Usenmez

Edition

1/1

Dimensions

5054x3369

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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