The Roma not in the news
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 17:20

STORIES about Roma in the Balkans or Central Europe tend to be depressing and quite dull. They tell the same story of discrimination against Roma, who respond by setting off to beg in western countries, in which they encounter further hostility (and often get send home again). So, Octav Ganea’s story about Bulgarian Roma striving to break the mould is a welcome break from the norm.

His pictures are part of a series to come out of a 2010 collaboration between Germany’s Robert Bosch Stiftung and World Press Photo who teamed up to help 15 talented young photographers from south eastern Europe. All of the essays are here. We are showcasing some of photographs on Eastern Approaches. The first are pictures by Eugenia Maximova about the life of Taybe Yusein, a young Bulgarian wrestler. The Continue reading

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