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The Farthest Neighbor

Armenians, the indigenous people of Anatolia, today's Turkey, had to flee to the east, behind Mount Ararat, to survive the genocide of 1915. Nearly 80% of today's Armenian population is rooted in Anatolia, where both cultures coexisted for decades until the establishment of the Turkish Republic, which sought a homogeneous culture and saw non-Muslim and non-Turkish populations as a threat to its security. Today in the 21st century, the Turkish Republic still suffers from basic democratic problems. The Farthest Neighbor project follows Armenians who left their homeland Turkey for various reasons and live their lives in Armenia.

The project was self-published as a photo book in 2017 and exhibited at GAF Hannover.