Stefanica

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Ștefan, the son of Ștefan. General Berthelot, April 2015.

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bucharest

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Protest against illegal deforestation, May 9th, 2015.

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1st of May

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1st May 2015, Berlin

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Pastele Blajinilor // Easter of the Softhearted

Every year, one week after the Orthodox Easter, Roma communities throughout Southern Romania commemorate their deceased. Early in the morning, families go to the cemetery and prepare festive meals and sharing food with friends, relatives and the needy. The old tradition is based on the belief in a certain form of communion across the generations of the same family. The souls of those who passed away are said to enjoy the company of their descendants – and some of the little pleasures of this world.
Buzau, April 2015

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The Dead Ceasescus

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Underworld, March 2015

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Paper factory

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Paper factory, Petresti. April 2015

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Field

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Last game of the season.

Raca, June 2014

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On the waiting list for transplant

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Story for Esquire, with Sintia Radu.

2014, Pitesti

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Constanta epiphany

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Epiphany. Constanta, Jan 6th 2015

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Funeral of Traian Grancea

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Relatives mourns the death of Traian Grancea, 108, during the vigil in Porumbacu de Jos Tuesday 20 May, 2014.
 

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Hundreds of Roma people from Transylvania gathered in Porumbacu de Jos, Sibiu, Tuesday 20 May, 2014, for the funeral of Traian Grancea, 108, the oldest survivor of the Roma Holocaust. Grancea outlived the horrors of being deported to Transnistria in 1942 under the fascist regime of Marshal Ion Antonescu. He managed to stay alive after seeing his family killed and walked back to his native area. It is said that he was the first of the Cortorari Roma to build a house and established a new family. Father of two, he lived to see over 60 grandchildren and great grandchildren until he passed away. Most of them were there at his funeral, along with old friends, relatives, politicians and neighbours. Elders are still showing their traditional costumes and habits, while newer generations are becoming more and more emancipated and harder to notice outside their communities. The Cortorari were famous for producing and living in tents, but the modern members of the community are mainly farmers. Youngsters have started trading businesses or building scrap iron empires.
 

Romanian version published here, by Stefan Mako.

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Singureni

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Singureni, Giurgiu, Feb 2015

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wood for coal

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Carpenter, Paroseni coal mine. Dec 2014

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First snow

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Uricani, Dec 2014

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In the office of Stelian Tănase, director of romanian public television, nov 2014.

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Bucharest underground

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Irlo, November 2014, Bucharest.

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bairam

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My neighbour Dan turned 29 on 25 October 2014.

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Ynia

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Ynia, filipino migrant in Romania, playing in an investigative theater play “Produse domestice” in Bucharest,  october 2014.

Her story published on Decat o revista, written by Laura Ștefănuț.

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Domestic violence

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Picture is part of a story regarding domestic violence in Romania, written by Lina Vdovîi and funded through a grant offered by Friends for Friends Foundation & Avon.

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Miner’s day

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Lupeni, 3rd August 2014

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