Non Grata

Luník IX Košice Slovakia, 28 June 2013 Photograph Åke Ericson

 Luník IX, Košice, Slovakia, 28 June 2013. Photograph: Åke Ericson

Åke Ericson started photographing the Roma in 2009, and the title of his book, Non Grata (Latin for “not welcome”), speaks volumes about their continuing plight in a Europe that has become less tolerant of outsiders. His project began in Břeclav in the Czech Republic in 2009, and continued into Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, Romania and Slovakia, where he photographed many of the scattered communities in which an estimated 10-12 million Roma now live.

From the Guardian

25th March by Sean O’Hagan

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