Monday, 26 January 2015

FROM THE HORSE/S MOUTH - A Roma / Gypsy / Traveller Landscape
The new book from Tina Carr & Annemarie Schöne launched at Oriel Q, Pembrokeshire on the 17th January 2015.

Annemarie and I spent five years travelling in Hungary and the UK recording aspects of the lives of these marginalised peoples.
The Roma are Europe/s largest landless minority. They have no country, a barely recognised flag; they are among the poorest, most isolated and most disenfranchised people on the planet. Our homegrown Gypsies and Scottish Gypsy Travellers share the same roots. 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 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 colour photographs in this collection is accompanied by illuminating essays and distinctive voices from Romani Elders and members of the Gypsy and Traveller communities themselves.

ISBN 978-1-910223-23-9
Hardback - hand bound green cover with gold foil blocking, 204 pages, 250 colour photographs.

229mm x 280mm
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