Photography | Design | Bielefeld
Tony Melvin  0176-620 243-54

European Photography Festival in Romania
Kırkpınar - oil wrestling in Turkey
Exhibition – 08.09. until 05.10.2016

Invitation to the Baia Mare European Photogtraphy Festival in Romania

Photographer Tony Melvin presents oil wrestling in Turkey.

In the summer of 2013, Tony Melvin, Canadian photographer, photographed - Kırkpınar - oil wrestling in Turkey.

The Theme:
"Photography has become a social phenomenon. Technical advancements allows everyone to own a camera and is accompanied by the 'magical' darkroom everywhere.

If the photographic technique is easily accessible to anyone without negligible costs, we can not say the same about the pace at which the photographic language is mastered by most of us."
Vasile Dorolt, Curator


  1. 2016 »Kırkpınar - oil wrestling in Turkey«, Baia Mare, Romania, Photography Festival
  2. 2016 »People and Machines«, Ninkaplast GmbH, Bad Salzuflen, Permanent Exhibition
  3. 2016 »Wider Outlook«, Evangelic Church, Unna
  4. 2015 »Reflections«, Gallery Kunstraum Rampe, Bielefeld
  5. 2015 »Caring for People«, Verein Daheim e.V, Gütersloh, Permanent Exhibition
  6. 2015 »Sicily | Romania – People | Landscape«, Bluebox, Bielefeld
  7. 2014 »Caring for People«, Verein Daheim e.V, Courthouse Gütersloh
  8. 2013 »Processione dei Misteri«, die kleine steinfelder galery, Steinfeld
  9. 2012 »Processione dei Misteri«, Paderborn Photo Week, Paderborn
  10. 2012 »Processione dei Misteri«, Gallery 61, Bielefeld
  11. 2009 Book publication »Im Westen«, Portraits
  12. 2007 »Mathias«, Cityhall, Bielefeld
  13. 2005 »Tanz«, le bal, Bielefeld

Personal Projects

  1. Since 2006 »Der Fremde Freiheitsschacht – The Journeymen«
  2. Since 2011 yearly in Sicily, »Easter Processions - Processione dei Misteri«
  3. Since 2012 yearly in »Turkey«
  4. Since 2012 yearly in »Romania«