Orthodox Community of the Princes’ Islands

This photo essay offers a poignant look at the Greek Orthodox community on the Princes’ Islands in Turkey, who continue to honor their religious and cultural heritage despite facing restrictions and political control. Despite the closure of their school and the restriction of access to their one of the oldest and largest libraries in the world, the community remains resilient in the face of adversity. The Princes’ Islands, located in the Sea of Marmara, hold a rich history of religious and cultural significance for the Greek Orthodox community. Despite the challenges they face, the community continues to live and honor their traditions in a place that is slowly fading away.

Through captivating imagery, this photo essay highlights the community’s unwavering commitment to preserving their religious and cultural heritage. The essay provides a glimpse into the rich history of the Princes’ Islands and the ongoing struggles for religious freedom and cultural preservation. This photo essay serves as a testament to the resilience and strength of the Greek Orthodox community, and serves as a call to action for all of us to support and stand in solidarity with communities facing similar struggles around the world.