Daily life of the Polish Roma.
The stereotypes of Gypsy life led many to think that this nation lives exclusively in a huge mansion in a chic setting with expensive household items, constantly celebrating various events with songs and dances. “Project Stigma” (The Stigma Project) Polish photographer Adam] (Adam Lach) reveals a different side of the lives of these people, which journalists, politicians and ordinary people prefer to ignore.
Wrocław on March 10, 2013. Polish Gypsy woman named Carolina. Carolina ran away from his parents living on the other side of the country because I fell in love with Alex living in slums. Photo: Adam Lach.
“Project Stigma” tells the story of a Gypsy camp consisting of 60 people living on the border of Poland on the outskirts of Wroclaw. Tabor is located in the area, which is called dog boxes. This unattractive place to live, a part of which is occupied by the slums of the Roma. All of them came from Romania and at this place they settled about 20 years ago.
Dinner prepared on special Roma stove.
Mikolaj and Renata in barrack.
20 years away from the rest of the families, the community began to lead a quite unusual people for their way of life. There are no feasts, here rarely happen joyful gatherings or receiving guests, nobody sings, nobody is guessing on the arm or on the maps, nobody is stealing and selling drugs. At least, this saw the life of Gypsy photographer who regularly visited the camp during the 2012-2013 and photographed the events.
Polish Gypsies are pushing the car.
“These are good people with a very atypical and unusual inner world – and tells them Adam Stated. They have undergone a lot of resentment from people who met on their way. Among the locals they have a reputation for thieves, beggars and criminals, they often attack. On the part of local authorities it is unlikely that they should expect protection or attempts to solve their problems. For the authorities, the only way to solve the problem is to make the Roma leave from Wroclaw.”
Gypsies In Wroclaw.
“The history of the Roma camp is primarily a story about family, relationships and feelings about people you all hate, but in the soul which lives in peace and happiness. It is also an attempt to analyze the state of the modern family, who is forced to live on the border between respect for tradition and thirst for the modern way of life. A group of nomads who are constantly looking for a better world are affected by globalization, and which suffer from the same problems that any modern people.”
Malena and her mom Marika listen to music.
Children playing near the slum.
The boy shows his muscles.
One of the Gypsies caught a rat. Rats bring a lot of damage in the everyday life of this camp. At night, the rodents steal the food and poke holes in the walls. However, Gypsy releases the rat into the wild – the animal is not to blame for the fact that did not please the people.
Roma digging hole for garbage.
Gypsies usually build their barracks in one day.
25 Mar 2012 Fire, hosted by local residents to force the Gypsies to leave this place.
Gypsy fell asleep on the ground.
Mindri. 20 June 2013 in Wroclaw.
The child in the bag from IKEA.
Family Florica in your barracks. Left to right: Alexander (mentally retarded after a car accident), Adam, Florica, Alvarian, Bunea (retarded) and Taisia on the seventh month of pregnancy.
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