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With Gypsies , photographer Patrick Cariou and writer and filmmakerGuy-Laurent Winterstein retrace the migration of theRom people (the Gypsies’ own term for themselves) fromnorthern to southern Europe, the Middle East, and ultimatelyto India, the home of their ancestors. The original journeywas an epic, thousand-year odyssey and Cariou and Wintersteinhave labored more tha ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by powerHouse Books
(first published April 5th 2011)
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Patrick Cariou's photo anthology of gypsies is eyeopening, jarring, and stereotype dismantling. Confessionally, I've kept a romanticized vision of gypsies from when I was a little girl and reached the special feature page on the Roma in my history book that fascinated me so intently. In the opening chapter of Cariou's "Gypsies", the images where so far flung from my idealized picture of gypsies that I almost wished I could convince myself that they were nothing but nonfiction, pure put-on fabric ...more
Expensive book of large photographs. Minimal text with very little information. Photos range from affluent, Mercedes owning Western European people to many photos of people in abject poverty in Eastern Europe and Asia. Naked children outside with snow on the ground. It would not be of much help in writing a research paper. It is not of help in celebrating the Boho style trend either.