Serbest Salih in conversation with Liv Constable-Maxwell (she/her), from MACK Books, about the Sirkhane DARKROOM’s new photobook i saw the air fly, a collection of images produced by the project’s young participants during photography workshops run by Serbest. This event will be live streamed online but also available to watch at an in-person screening in the gallery.
“In Southeastern Turkey, just kilometres from the Syrian border, is Sirkhane: a mobile darkroom which travels from village to village teaching children how to shoot, develop, and print their own photographs. Led by Serbest Salih, a young photographer and Syrian refugee, the darkroom is founded on a fundamental belief in photography as a universal and therapeutic language, and encourages children living in the area — many of whom are themselves refugees from Syria and Iraq — to experiment with the medium as both a form of play and a means of understanding the world around them.
Full of laughter and joy, i saw the air fly is testament to the unfailing resilience of the imagination, the healing power of photography, and the enchanting perspective of childhood.
All proceeds from this publication will go to the Her Yerde Sanat-Sirkhane non-profit.”
– MACK, 2021
Featured in The Guardian.
This hybrid event will be live streamed online but also available to watch at an in-person screening in the gallery. There are a limited number of in-person tickets available – please select this option when registering if you would like to attend the live talk at the gallery.
All appropriate precautions and COVID safety procedures will be followed.
Take a look inside 'i saw the air fly' by Sirkhane DARKROOM
2 minutes 6 seconds
Produced by MACK, 2021
Serbest SalihSerbest's passion for photography grew stronger when he started working in the ( Sirkhane Darkroom ) as the Project Coordinator. The Sirkhane DARKROOM is a mobile analog photography workshop in Turkey for children. In the darkroom the children learn to shoot and develop their own film. "I especially love analog photography. My photography is emotion, story telling, mood, intimacy." Serbest
Press and Marketing Manager at MACK
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