Portraits Of European Apartheid: Photographs from Seven Years with the Roma – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,661836,00.html

“It was nine years ago that Danish photographer Joakim Eskildsen and his wife, Swedish writer Cia Rinne, first decided to travel to Hevesaranyos in Hungary to document the life of the Roma people living there. Having just been to South Africa and seen the effects of apartheid firsthand, the couple became interested in what they saw as a form of apartheid in Europe: the way that the Roma — commonly referred to as Gypsies — were being treated.

And then somehow, that first trip to stay with the friend of a friend’s Roma mother in Hungary for four months turned into a seven-year-long project. It wasn’t planned that way but as, Eskildsen writes on his Web site, “once we had started we were unable to simply stop. The more we found out about the Roma and got to know them, the more our interest in, and liking for them, grew.”

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,661836,00.html

– – –

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,661836,00.html

– – –

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,661836,00.html

– – –

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,661836,00.html

– – –

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,661836,00.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s