2009 Photo Contest, Portraits, 1st prize

Carlo Gianferro

for Postcart

26 October, 2008

The homes of affluent Roma in Romania and Moldova are a visible demonstration of material wealth as well as family prestige and power. Little is allowed to disturb the pristine interiors. Kitchens serve primarily for display, as women prefer to cook outdoors in communal cauldrons alongside friends and neighbors. Well-to-do Roma parents start to build and decorate homes and apartments for their offspring long in advance of anticipated marriages.

About the photographer

Carlo Gianferro

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