Portraits

Portraits are the vital bridge between personal narratives and shared experiences. We interview and photograph the people whose stories matter; these are the humans who make the Publication more vibrant.

Iliana Papangeli

Project Manager & Writer / Follow Iliana

 

Nadir Noori

Photographer / Follow Nadir

 

“I didn’t know I had to tell my story somewhere”

Keita is from the Ivory Coast and has been living in Athens since 2010. As a minor, he decided to leave his family and pursue his dream to play football. But things didn’t quite work out as he expected.

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

We met Raz in the afternoon of Sunday, January 21, 2020 at the We Need Books in Kipseli, Athens. He had gone to arrange Greek lessons, which he intended to start. “I am forced to. For my papers, for the language test. So as to bring my wife here,” he told me in fluent Greek.

I came to Greece for love

I came to Greece for love

“My coming to Greece was not because of an economic or political situation. It was a decision of love”

Hamid: An expert carpet maker from Iran in Athens

Hamid: An expert carpet maker from Iran in Athens

He used to work in carpet store and began to make plans to open his own carpet business in London based on his Turkish network in Istanbul. But life had provided a different plan for Hamid.

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