The Everyday Projects
Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
I am a freelance photographer and videographer working for magazines, newspapers and humanitarian organizations.
I am a graduate from the photojournalism program at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and a participant of the XXII Eddie Addams Workshop.
My work has been featured by Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, GlobalPost, The New York Times, Catholic News Service, PRI’s The World, World Vision, CRS, Amnesty International, Unicef, among others.
2016 - Fellow, 2014 - Honorable Mention, 2014 - Award of excellence
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing
Iraqi Assyrian refugees in Turkey
For Iraqi Assyrians Turkey is the first stop on their way out; a transition country while they wait and process their asylum submissions to Western countries. The most popular choices are Australia, Canada and the United States, where large numbers of the Assyrian diaspora already live. But moving west from Turkey it is not a quick and easy undertaking. Refugees have to navigate a complex process that often takes many years to complete. They have to put their lives on hold for years while waiting for a telephone call from an embassy that could determine their future.
This photo essay is part of a longer project documenting the exodus of Christians from the Middle East.