The photographers Maria Sturm and Cemre Yesil have portrayed a practice rooted in the Ottoman Empire which has been adopted by Turkish men for centuries. The breeders or "bird men" have a close relationship with finches and keep them in covered cages to enhance the beauty of their songs. This tradition, in which only men participate, is at risk due to legislative changes in Turkey and the increasing urban development of Istanbul Sturm and Yesil take a subtle approach to this relationship between men and birds, full of contradictions between passion, love and pleasure. Buy it now
With ACCIONA support, SUR offers master classes from key figures of contemporary culture.
During 6 days, 50 international curators and editors will meet with 200 selected photographers. Sign up before April 1st.
Start a course which trains the best professionals in cultural management, able to assume the leadership of a complex project.