Tahir Ün

Photographer, video artist, curator, activist
      
Camel Wrestling
Location: Turkey
Nationality: turkish
Biography: Tahir Ün was born in Turkey. He has been working periodically at Xinjiang (Uighur) Autonomous Region of China, Balkans, Caucasia and Turkey as a freelance photographer, videographer, curator and activist. Tahir Ün is an... read on
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Camel Wrestling
Credits: tahir ün
Updated: 06/29/20
Location: Selçuk, İzmir
The traditional Camel Wrestling Festival takes place in Selcuk, the third Sunday of January since 1982. The camelwrestling is a sport surprising, unexpected and spectacular. It’s also a festive, colorful, friendly and popular, which brings together several thousand people to Selcuk for fun and picnic. The challenge takes place between two of these large charismatic animals with two humps. Both contestants are thrown into the arena and compete for a few minutes but no scene of blood though.

Camel Fighting is part of traditional Turkish nomadic culture, especially in the Aegean region. The first of its kind was organized about two centuriesago in the province of Aydın.

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Watching Music (Clips)

By Tahir Ün — Polaroid works is captured from music clips for "Watching Music" book.
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Nomad Village

By Tahir Ün / Yörük Köyü — Aims of this project was to introduce the Yoruk Village of Safranbolu, Karabuk, Turkey. 13 km away from..
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Imagined Views

By Tahir Ün — “Imagined Views” was realized between 1986-1988 years with analogue photo technique..
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Nylon Refuges

By Tahir Ün / İzmir — A west Anatolia metropolitan İzmir has a population around 4 million and almost 3,500 years of recorded..
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Key Images

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Xinjiang: Re-Construction

By Tahir Ün / Xinjiang
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ALS

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Nuclear Ghost

By Tahir Ün / İnceburun, Sinop
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The Wonderful Affair

By Tahir Ün / İzmir — Harika is a child whose Kurdish family was set refuge from Siirt to Manisa at the end of 1980’s. With..
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