Sacrificial Animal Sellers

Cem Vural

Cem Vural

Cem Vural

Cem Vural

Born in 1978, Sivas. He completed his primary, secondary and highschool education in Antalya. He graduated from Mecheanical Engeneering Programme of Middle East Technical University. He still works in a private company.  He met with photography in 2009. Since then, he photographs of the people who live in our country’s regions and their values of culture. He is a member of BUFSAD since 2011. He took place in national and international organizations and various civil society initiatives. He held his first solo exhibition in 2014.

I tended, raised it, loaded it to the truck and brought to the city. These are my sacrificial animals. I don’t exactly know how much their weight, as much as you can see.

It’s delicious if you ask for its meat, they ate grass of upland. There is a stream above the village, they drank the water from there.

Give me your hand, let’s agree, i have people to feed.

I’ve slept here for days together with fly, insects at nights. My bed is not comfortable but i steep tea, it tastes good with sugar.

When the sun goes down, townsman leave, the space is left to us. It becomes quiet as my village. The air here is not clean but i look at the the lights of the city.

My journey starts on feast day before noon. I dismantle my tent and load it on the truck. I go for 18 hours in a narrow seat without sleeping sometimes on wet sometimes icy roads.

I am human too, I have children, I have my wife. I have a mother and father that I miss.

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