Photo by Adriane Ohanesian.

Photo by Adriane Ohanesian.

 

I am a photographer working predominantly in Africa and the Middle East, interested in the interplay and synergy between identity and place particularly within the context of migration and statelessness. 

 

 

How do notions of identity change when one must leave her home, country, culture? What does he cling to? What does she assimilate? How does a family adapt when the community it was once knit into ceases to exist? What traditions from old lives does it recreate in its new? These questions frequently move me to areas of economic flux and physical conflict - places people are navigating loss and pursuing hopes, where priorities and beliefs are close to the surface. Something vital and enduring rests there even when the surrounding landscape says otherwise. I am telling stories from that space.

These stories have been published in print and online in Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, Al Jazeera Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, NPR, and BBC among others.

 

I studied geopolitics and ecology at Dartmouth College in the north of the United States, and graduated with a major in Human Geography and minor in Biology.

I speak Spanish and Portuguese fluently, Mandarin proficiently, and can keep myself fed using Arabic. My Turkish, however, is atrocious.

I am currently based out of Istanbul, Turkey.

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