Thursday, March 17, 2016

“An evening landscape near the eastern city of Bialystok,...

"An evening landscape near the eastern city of Bialystok, Poland, earlier this week. The photographer @ianwillms traveled to Poland's Poldlaskie region to photograph the Lipka Tatars, a tiny Muslim minority with 600-year-old roots in the area. Descended from Turkic people from Central Asia who migrated to the Baltic region in the 14th century, Lipka Tatars have historically been centered in the Podlaskie region, a heavily forested area in the northeast where bison and wolves still roam and where the countryside is peppered with Orthodox and Catholic churches, synagogues and mosques. But the brewing Catholic nationalism that has grown alongside Poland's antirefugee stance has taken aim at Muslims, at times including the Tatars, whose uniquely Polish roots are not well known outside the Podlaskie region. Visit the link in our profile to read the full story." By nytimes on Instagram.

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