1996 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

Stephen Dupont

Independent Photographers Group

01 January, 1995

Ahmet Tasci, the Grand Champion of Turkish oil wrestling, prepares for the Kirkpinar tournament. Oil wrestling is a popular sport in Turkey. In order to make it extremely difficult for their opponents to get a grip and bring them down, the wrestlers are covered in olive oil.

About the photographer

Stephen Dupont

Stephen Dupont (Sydney, Australia, 1967) is a self-taught photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. He is based in Australia and regularly works on assignments for Time, Newswee...

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