Tasoula Hadjitofi looking across the bay at the Ghost City.
Kathy Barrett & Tasoula Hadjitofi
Tasoula Hadjitofi became a refugee of Cyprus in 1974 during the Turkish invasion and did not return to the occupied area until the summer of 2013. In this photograph, Tasoula faces her past. Just across the bay is Varosha, the place of her birth and what was her beloved home for the first fourteen years of her life. Varosha is a "Ghost City," frozen in time since the invasion and controlled by the Turkish military. Taking photographs of the "Ghost City" is forbidden.