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Slovak Roma

  • Posted May 20, 2010 by Sandra Vermeulen Viewed 6987 times

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We visited (with guidance from some Slovak locals) a gypsy camp.
The first moment we arrived they where not happy to see us and kept their distant .
But, when we began to give out the candy to the kids the hostility disappeared immediately.
Next thing, we even had to ceep them at a distance, they all wanted to be photographed, they pulled our clothes and begged to be allowed to stand in the picture.

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    • # Tim

      Wonderful, I really love the power of colours and expressions in this set!!

      2010.06.02 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jan

      Dit is nu fotografie, prachtig hoor. Heel wat beter dan een bloemeke of een vogel..
      1 5 en 9 voor mij de mooiste al oogt 1 een beetje onrustig, weet zelf niet of ik eea zou rechttrekken en of dat beter zou worden. Zelfde geldt een beetje voor de blauw zweem in 9, zou je eens kunnen proberen om weg te halen maarr ik vind dit zo mooi... ben er vet jaloers op.. Prachtig!

      2010.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jon Laysell

      Neat work - so sweets are an essential piece of photographers kit :-) 1 5 & 9 are my favourites - I prefer the close up look.

      2010.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

      Larry had told me what an amazing post this was, Sandra. I must agree - these are remarkable portraits of a people we know so little about. Thank you for the effort you put forth to open our eyes to their culture. Excellent!

      2010.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Milton Jacob

      very nice. #5 and #9 are my favs. (seeing -Roma in the title i thought u visited Roma without my knowledge :) At least here in Rome, they use 'Rom' for Gypsies.)

      2010.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Oscar

      such great captures Sandra...your photos are amazing :)

      ps: I've missed you guys

      2010.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kevin

      AMAZING set! Each portrait is so expressive in their own way. Outstanding work.

      2010.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Pandka

      So impressive... Looks like their government forgot about them... I believe it is a little better in my country, but I am not quite sure.

      2010.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tomie Poodle

      wonderful set! it's what i like the most when i visit others countries, to shoot people...most of the time they are happy to be shot!

      2010.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel