SirKhane DARKROOM is a mobile darkroom in Southeastern Turkey bordering Syria. The darkroom 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.
i saw the air fly is a photo book of these photographs from various students of SirKhane DARKROOM. Proceeds from this publication will go to the Her Yerde Sanat-Sirkhane charity.
SirKhane DARKROOM’s photography featured in the “Do you love me?” issue of the Quarterly Journal.