1997 Photo Contest, People in the News, 3rd prize

Yves Leresche

01 January, 1996

The Roma population living around Bucharest, Craiova and Baia Mare: Originally thought to come from Egypt (hence the word Gypsy), they number six million in Eastern Europe, with two and a half million living in Romania itself. In many regions, the Romas are a closed community marginalized by the original population. The traditionally large families have given up their nomadic existence, living sedentary lives in tents and barracks. For their livelihood they depend on trade or manual jobs.

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Yves Leresche

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