In April 2017, I had the amazing opportunity to write a long-form piece on a dwindling community in Southern Italy: the Grekos. After withstanding history for over 3 millennia, the Greko people are struggling to keep their culture, language, and identity alive today. Once forming the largest population element in a region stretching from Eastern Sicily to Calabria to Apulia, the Grekos today only number at about a few thousand. What's more is that only a few hundred still speak their ancient language.
I was able to meet many prominent members of the community through home visits. These portraits are a result of my encounters and meetings with this special community. You can view my full piece here.