on a day where the cheap brown coal fires of the poor in this old city neighborhood combined with the moist sea air to create a choking smog. 1994
two twins who lived their entire lives together in the village church of Çengelköy on the Bosphorus straits. 1993
where I finally found myself invited in to a three storey wooden house inhabited by one Greek woman living alone. 1993
at the village of Nihori, on the Bosphorus straits. The resemblance of the parishioner to the representation of St. Nicholas is striking. 1995
in the waters of the Bosphorus separating Europe and Asia. This was the first time that divers chased the cross into the cold waters since the 1955 anti-Greek pogrom of 6-7 September. 1993
before classes begin in the minority school in Kontoskali/Kumkapı 1995.
of the Greek minority of Istanbul was a constant source of information about goings on in the community. 1993
descend into what was once the heart of Greek Constantinople, the neighborhood of Fanari. 1995
or sacrifice of 40 rams on St. Stephen's day, Agios Stefanos/Yesilkoy
outside the large cathedral of Agia Triada in Taksim Square. This Christian church, which loomed over the square for all the years of the Turkish Republic has now been dwarfed by a huge new mosque built by the country’s present rulers.
before attending services at Ay Yorgi church in Çengelköy village on the Bosphorus. 1993
surrounded by fin de siecle buildings in the once Greek dominated neighborhood of Galata. With the departure of its Greek inhabitants, the neighborhood found a new identity with Turkish and Kurdish villagers migrating to Istanbul for a better life.
performs mass at a chapel belonging to the Monastery of Sina located along the shores of the Golden Horn, in Old Istanbul. 1993
porters, who once dominated the profession. Today, they have been replaced by Kurdish immigrants fleeing the war zone in the southeast of the country. 1995
in the chapel of Agios Kyriakos graveyard outside the Byzantine walls by the Eğriikapı gate. 1994
on a public wall in the old city quarter of Fanari. 1993
the Home for the Elderly at Baloukli, outside the Byzantine city walls on the landward side. 1994
Panteleimon Haralambidis, living alone with rooms of paper scraps in an abandoned house in Fanari. 1994
under the shrine of the Virgin of Vefa, site of a Christian place of worship for 1600 years. Nearly all the visitors today are Muslim women seeking the healing powers of the Christian Virgin Mary who wait patiently for a blessing by the Greek Orthodox priest, despite the fact that this is seriously frowned upon in Sunni Islam.
looking out on the city from the heights of Fanari. Busts of modern Turkey’s founder are ubiquitous and of course found in all public buildings. The inscription reads ‘ the foundation of the Turkish state is Culture '. 1994
conducts Mass while suffering from throat cancer. Çengelköy, 1993
central Orthodox cemetery in Şişli. 1995
Nikiforos Metaxas ringing a church bell. 1993
which was located across from that major tourist attraction, the Tower of Galata. The building was torn down in 1994, and its memory erased from the neighborhood. 1994
in the white Russian church located in Galata.
“Education of a child begins with love”. Photographing in Greek minority schools is expressly forbidden. 1994
of Eğrikapı, or crooked-gate, is located just outside the ancient land walls of the city. With almost no Greeks left in the neighborhoods of the old city, the burial ground is fighting a losing battle for survival. 1994
The Great School’ rises above the hill of Fanari, a once near-exclusive Greek neighborhood of Istanbul. In 1994, the graduating class was smaller than 15.
neighborhood of Psomathia meet in the social room of their parish. 1994
in the old European quarter of Pera, 1994
Goodbye to the central lycee of the Istanbul Greeks, as the 15 students who make up the class of 1993 graduate. A future address and phone number is left on the blackboard. 1993
on the island of Prikipo. 1993
in Therapeia, located along the Bosphorus straits before its demolition in preparation for land development. 1993
Eastern Orthodox churches at Mass in a chapel belonging to the Monastery of Sina along the Golden Horn in the old city. 1994
meal at the church of Agios Konstantinos in Dolapdere. 1993