Who we are
SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH MEDIA
Solomon is a nonprofit organization based in Greece that uses media as a tool for social inclusion. We empower vulnerable groups of people to take part in public dialogue through community training and media content production, while we create job opportunities in the creative and media field.
Multi-thematic, investigative and ad-free. Independent journalism finds its place in SOLOMON MAG, where the reader community is encouraged to actively participate in shaping the content.
WHO IS SOLOMON THE ELEPHANT?
Our collective’s name, Solomon, originates from the main character of the book “The Elephant’s Journey” by Portuguese author Jose Saramago.
The book tells the story of Solomon, an elephant who does not speak with words but with actions. The king of Portugal bought him from India and then gave him as a wedding gift to the Archduke of Austria, so Solomon had to travel from India to Lisbon and then all the way to Vienna on foot.
During his trek across Europe, Solomon and his entourage faced challenging encounters that turned him into a “mirror” where all human illusions, fears and misconceptions were projected. He was called names, given false identities and had various tales told about him. He, however, was just an elephant traveling.
In our eyes, Solomon is a symbolic representative of all those were forced to make cross cultural travels in order to survive, faced stereotypical and hateful behaviors and were treated as lesser human beings.
Within life’s unexpected possibilities, we support them and celebrate their existence.
MEET THE TEAM
Photographer & Farsi Translator
Editor in Chief
Film-maker & Web Designer
Writer & Arabic Translator