Our Immigrant Roots In Our Albums

54. Issue Interactive Corner Call:

Migration refers not only to the changes of the physical space, but also to the re-establishment of many relationships that cover all areas of life. Immigrants do not just take their tangible belongings, they take their life experiences, their languages, their culture, their memories, and their dreams from one physical place to another. As much as the journey, settling in and adaptation is an adventure full of risks. As they take their own wealth to where they go, the society changes one way or another and the place will not be the same for those who live there.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) figures, today, one out of every seven people is a migrant. With globalization and international migration, people and societies have gained the ability to live in multiple places. They have accepted more than one land as their ‘own homeland’, more than one community as their ‘own nation’, and more than one country as their ‘own state’.

Lands of Anatolia, known as the cross-roads of migrations, are full of stories. When we go back a few generations in our family tree, we come across our roots like Circassian, Tatarian, Balkan, Bulgarian, Persian, Arab, Armenian, Georgian, or Azerbaijani.

Now, we would like you to share with us the photos of your family members who migrated to another place coming from your albums and reflecting our wealth, along with their short stories. Among the photos you send, we will select 10 photos and publish those in our 54. Issue.*

Form of delivery:

We would like you to send your photos

by September 20, 2018;

to kontrast@kontrastdergi.com ;

under the subject “our immigrant roots”.

You may send a maximum of 3 photographs per person;

Please send your photo(s) under the file name: NAME.SURNAME.NUMBER”

With our best wishes

*The decision on the publication of photographs lies with Kontrast magazine editors. The legal responsibility of the sent photos belongs to the sender. Kontrast magazine may use them at different times within the journal or in web addresses to indicate the legal owners of the submitted photographs.