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Wild Horses

Image   •   sep 26, 2017 16:00 CEST

This photo was taken in a village called Hörmetçi in Kayseri, Turkey. In the village, there are people who take care of the horses and their needs. These horses are often used for riding purposes by men of the village. They sometimes catch “Yılkı horses” (a kind of wild horse) to domesticate. Catching the horses from reed-filled land and taking them in to be domesticated is like a visual ceremony that one only can see in movies. The photo presents this ceremony. A horse is a symbol of freedom in Turkish folkloric culture, and one can deeply feel this while watching and taking picture of Yılkı horses. These free children of the Erciyes Mountain are important, as the closest beings to both the mountains and humans.
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Photographe / Source © F. Dilek Uyar, Turkey, Entry, Open, Motion, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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