Emine Ziyatdinova is a Ukrainian photographer living and working in Kiev. She works both for herself and as a translator and assistant (“fixer”) for foreign journalists. Her photo essay on being Crimean Tatar, published in The New York Times, describes the uncertainty experienced by a community that was forcibly exiled under Stalin in the 1940s and only returned to their homes after the fall of the Soviet Union.
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When journalist Emine Ziyatdinova, a Crimean Tatar, returned to Ukraine earlier this year, she found herself covering a conflict that left one of her friends dead and forced her to conceal her identity. "I loved Ukraine," she said. "But I don't anymore." A Q&A with Alan Chin.
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