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A Roma/Gypsy/Traveller Landscape
Tina Carr & Annemarie Schöne

The award winning photographers 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 Romani Gypsies share the same roots. (Irish Travellers and Scottish Gypsy Travellers have their own distinctive 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.

Tina & Annemarie have exhibited widely throughout Europe. Their work is held in many important collections such as the V & A London, The Photographers' Gallery London and the National Library of Wales.

ISBN 978-1-910223-23-9
Hardback - green cover with gold foil blocking, 201 pages
250 colour photographs
229mm x 280mm

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