Suzan Revah is the Senior Editor at Turkuaz. A first generation Turkish-American from an extended Turkish-Jewish family, Revah is originally from Washington D.C., but currently lives and works as a San Francisco-based writer and editor. Among her favorite ways to stay in touch with her Turkish roots – aside from traveling to Turkey as often as possible- are learning to cook the traditional recipes of her mother and aunts, studying belly dance and dabbling in henna design. She is thrilled by the opportunity to also stay in touch with her journalism roots by contributing to Turkuaz.
Gabe Kirchheimer (www.gabekphoto.com) has worked for many magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and around the world. Through a chance meeting with editor Eser Turan, he became interested in contributing to Turkuaz, and in renewing his link to Turkey. His Sephardic Jewish grandfather, Joseph Levy (changed from Halevi at Ellis Island), was born in İzmir, and used to tell him of the city’s beauty, and of how his rabbi father would play chess with the priest across the street. As a musician, Kirchheimer had special interest in photographing Ilhan Ersahin, proprietor of club Nublu.