Coppersmith (Turkey, 2012)

Coppersmith (Turkey, 2012)

Coppersmith (Turkey, 2012)


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Mardin, Turkey (2012). Haci (77) is one of the last coppersmiths still practicing his age-old craft in the predominantly Kurdish town of Mardin, southeastern Turkey. He runs a small shop in the local bazaar, along a street that’s appropriately called ‘Coppersmith’s alley’. “There used to be a lot of us here, but most of them have either died or moved to Istanbul to make more money. Things are changing pretty fast out here, but I’m too old to change. I’ll just keep doing what I do best until the day I die.”

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Taken on: 19th October, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Guido Dingemans's page of Flickr

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