The Uprooting is a documentary project that explores the refugee crisis through the stories of its protagonists. It aims to go beyond the daily headlines and forefront the voices of refugees in an examination of the traumas of war, the challenges of exile and the contours of an evolving diaspora. The first part of the project, "Stories," is a collection of interviews with refugees in different stages of the prolonged and problematic process of migration—beginning with people making arrangements to be smuggled out of Turkey and ending with those who have been granted asylum in countries like Sweden, England, and Germany. The Uprooting's second part, "Places," displays the work of photographers who have been documenting the crisis in the different places where it continues to unfold. The Uprooting aims to become an open platform so that different actors can make contributions. We hope that more and more refugees and photographers add their own stories to this growing polyphonic narrative of mass migration.
The Uprooting is a collection of refugees' stories. To contribute your story write to email@example.com