© 2017 by Robin Kirchner / Impressum

PEHLIVAN

Pehlivan is the name for traditional Tukish oil wrestlers. In July 2017 I traveled to Edirne where the Kirkpinar, the main competition of the Turkish national sport, takes place once a year,. In close-ups I show the bodies and faces of the protagonists before, during and after the fights. Although the fighting is very brutal, the pictures reveal a different side of the sport. 

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