No Other Home: The Crimean Tatar Repatriates

In 2008, photographer Alison Cartwright and I spent three weeks traveling around Crimea, documenting the lives of Crimean Tatar repatriates at home. The result of our work is “No Other Home: The Crimean Tatars.”

We opened the exhibit, featuring photographic prints, text, and field recordings transmitted through re-programmed Soviet-era rotary telephones, at the Honchar Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 7th, 2011. A few months later, the exhibit traveled to Simferopol, where it now lives.

“No Other Home” has been published online (in English, with audio excerpts) by Triple Canopy. We also had a hard copy article published in the Krakow, Poland journal Pressje.In May 2010, we opened the exhibit at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City. We also showed an early version of the exhibit in Bucharest, Romania in December of 2008 at the invitation of the local Crimean Tatar community.

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