Joel Schalit / 10 Jan 2022

Asylum From Germany

The Coronavirus Shakes

They asked what the purpose of our visit was. “We’re fleeing Germany,” I said, as I handed over our Israeli and American passports. “My wife and I want to apply for asylum.”(...)

Basilio Korman / 03 Mar 2021

Vaffanculo, 2020

Coronavirus in Italian

Summer 2020 arrived late. Or at least that's the way we felt. We'd been stuck in Torino because of COVID since the end of February. (...)

Basilio Korman / 20 Mar 2020

Survival in Turin

Life Under Lockdown

I’m in the second week of self-imposed Coronavirus isolation, and the fourth day of the nationwide lockdown mandated by the Italian government to stop - or at least slow - the epidemic. (...)

Multicultural Italy. Lingotto, September 2019.
Joel Schalit / 27 Nov 2019

Everyday Politics in Italy

The Logic of Exclusion

The kid was being followed. Walking up and down the aisles, speaking loudly on his iPhone in English, he was having trouble finding something he'd been sent to purchase.(...)
Migrant labour. Turin, August 2019.
Joel Schalit / 30 Sep 2019

Diversity is Everywhere

On Photographing Minorities

"You're giving the wrong impression of Berlin," the email read. "It's in Germany, not Iraq." So read the umpteenth message I'd received that day from readers of Reddit Berlin, one of the most highly used social media forums about the city, in English. It was one of the kinder notes I received.(...)

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