In stock: Yes
Artist / Author name: Tina Carr & Annemarie Schone
Date of publication: December 2014
Place of publication: Newcastle - upon - Tyne UK
Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm
Edition size: 500
Cover/binding Type: Hardback - green cover with gold foil blocking
Type of printing: Litho
Number of pages: 204
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-910223-23-9
The award winning photographers Tina Carr & Annemarie Schöne spent 5 years travelling in Hungary and the UK recording aspects of the lives of these marginalised peoples.
The Roma are Europe's largest minority without their own territory. They have no country, a barely recognised flag; they are among the poorest, most isolated and most disenfranchised people in Europe. Our homegrown Gypsies share the same roots. (Irish Travellers have their own distinct ethnic origins.) Originating in India, Gypsies were dispersed to the west by migration, slavery and war, and suffered enforced settlement, assimilation, prejudice and murder in the Holocaust.
Today they survive mostly on the margins. In Hungary where the tarmac ends the Gypsy settlement begins. In the UK they have been forced into, some would say, culturally inappropriate bricks and mortar, live on overcrowded sites or by the roadside desperately seeking non existent pitches in an attempt to keep their culture alive whilst grappling with the challenges of a modern world in a digital age.
The wealth of colourful photographs in this book is accompanied by illuminating essays and distinctive voices from Romany Elders and distinguished members of the communities themselves.