Rifugio. Christians of the Middle East

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Karia Rounta, Iraqi Kurdistan. Wedding celebration. October 2012
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Saint Taddeus monastery, Iran. The yearly Armenian pilgrimage. July 2011

Rifugio. Christians of the Middle East

Linda Dorigo

EUR 46.75EUR 59.95

The birthplace of Christianity lies on the Iranian slopes from Mount Ararat to Mount Lebanon. Since those ancient times, the rugged valleys and gorges have served as a refuge for monastic communities and those in search of solitude. Nowadays, 12 million Christians are assumed to live in the Middle East, but only a few of them remain to live in the region because of radical Islam and persecutions; millions have relocated to North America, Europe and Australia.

Linda Dorigo and Andrea Milluzzi travelled through Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Turkey and Syria. They were driven towards the small Christian communities that choose to not be part of the diaspora.

While the Middle East was being turned upside-down by revolutions and by a fractured war inside Islam, Christians became a religious minority, disillusioned witnesses closed in their self-defence. The recent developments in the Middle East, including the horrific cruelties perpetrated predominantly against Christians by Islamic State, makes Rifugio an essential document for all those interested in world politics.

Rifugio. Christians of the Middle East

Photographer: Linda Dorigo

Foreword and essays: Andrea Milluzzi
Cover: hardbound with dust jacket
Format: 190×245 mm
Number of pages: 180
Number of photographs: 73 (duotones)
Language version: English
Year published: 2015
Publisher: Schilt Publishing
ISBN: 978-90-5330-843-1

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About Linda Dorigo

Linda Dorigo (b. 1983) | based in Beirut (Lebanon) | photographer, journalist and documentarist | studied journalism in Trieste (Italy) | her work has appeared on national and international publications such as Marie Claire, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and L’Espresso, among others | has been working as a freelance since 2008, mainly in the Middle East, on personal projects about women, rights and religions.

See Linda's photos in doc! photo magazine #12

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