Slovak Roma

by Sandra Vermeulen May. 20, 2010 7217 views

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 6 years, 11 months ago

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

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Andrea 7 years ago

Awesome reportage!

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Ruhey 7 years ago

buen reportaje social!

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Hanna Westesson 7 years ago

Great portraits!
I like that you made such nice portraits of them despite of the poor environment

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Jimmie Li 7 years ago

The three little girls is a nice shot :>)

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Goldbrandi 7 years ago

Super set,Sandra! :))

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Jose 7 years ago

great series
one suggestion next time try some candids

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Ratcher 7 years ago

Great shots! love #2..! ;)

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Pete 7 years ago

well photographed

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Dman51 7 years ago

Great pic! I love number 9!

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Jennye 7 years ago

Wow, these are fantastic Sandra!!

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Jan 7 years ago

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!

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Jon Laysell 7 years ago

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

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Brenda Nelson 7 years ago

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!

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Milton Jacob 7 years ago

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.)

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Oscar 7 years ago

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

ps: I've missed you guys

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Michael Sakowicz 7 years ago

Outstanding. Thank you so much for sharing these.

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Lotofoto 7 years ago

Such great shots but #9 is extra special.

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Gonia 7 years ago

ha! they know their pictures will be here!

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Vterezia 7 years ago

great and impressive report shots!!!

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Bushra 7 years ago

Amazing shots , really so nice of you , love what you did (^_^)

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Larry Nelson 7 years ago

Very powerful portraits, Sandra! #1 in my favorites!

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Kevin 7 years ago

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

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Anastasia 7 years ago

great set! it's very living. most of all i like #1 and #5

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Byron1 7 years ago

Nice work Sandra! Great reportage!

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Pandka 7 years ago

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.

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Riyaz 7 years ago

what a moving set! No 5 is a great expressive portrait!

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Tomie Poodle 7 years ago

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!

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Paolo Martini 7 years ago

Wonderfu.....Great the first so much,
Congratulations, my friend!

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