Street children are a painful reality of every country in the world. We also find them in Bucharest, Romania, twenty years after the 1989 revolution, like an inheritance of the communist regime. Abandoned in hospitals at birth, they are taken in shelte…
The Roma (gypsies) are often subject to inter-ethnic conflicts in Europe. Their name is part of the stereotypes, prejudices and growing racist discourse throughout Europe. The estimated number of Roma population who live in Romania is between 1,7 and 2 million, and the high rate of illiteracy registered among the gypsies leads to poverty and social exclusion. In Romania, the conflict between the Roma population and the Romanians is a reality in all regions where they live together.
Adrian Cugereanu is a 21 years old homeless boy. He left his home in Pechisa village at the age of 7, and since then he lives in an abandoned building near to the "Gara de Nord" railway station in Bucharest, Romania, 4.09.2005.
Maria Grancsa is posing inside her house in Sancraieni village, Harghita county, Romania, 11.05.2010.
Iboia Tzari is posing from behind a window of a container, in a gipsy improvised settlement on the outskirts of Miercurea Ciuc city, Romania, 3.10.2013. She and her family have been living together in a container for 8 years, after the local authorities evicted several Roma families from a house they had abusively occupied downtown Miercurea Ciuc.
Soldier Maxim (age 20 - C) and his comrades patrol the border area with Azerbaijan - 300 m from the Azeri security point - in the Martakert military base situated on the Northeast borderline with Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army is the formal defense force of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and was founded on May 9, 1992. The army is currently composed of around 20,000 officers and soldiers and its primary role is the protection of the NKR from foreign and domestic threats. Violations of the cease fire along the frontier are frequent and often result in the deaths of several soldiers and civilians each year. One of the most dangerous spots on the borderline with Azerbaijan is Martakert. In Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia the military service is compulsory for two years for the citizens at age of 18-27. Many of the Armenian soldiers are deployed in military units close to the border with Azerbaijan. Armenia officially declared itself as a guarantee of security of Nagorno Karabakh, but it doesn’t officially recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh. This makes military service a sensitive issue for both Karabakh's ethnic and Armenian population. Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.
A group of workers rests during the lunch break inside a ruined building in the city of Shushi. Before the Nagorno-Karabakh War the city was the main cultural center of Karabakh, also known as “Paris of the Caucasus”. With more than three quarters of the buildings being destroyed during the war, the city has begun the reconstruction of historical buildings with a special architectural and historical value. Shushi, Nagorno-Karabakh, 18 September 2008.
Girls wearing traditional costumes prepare for rehearsals during a traditional fair for Christmas and New Year celebrations at the Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania, December 17, 2006.
A little gipsy girl eats a slice of bread in the yard of her house in Sancraieni village, Harghita county, Romania, 13.05.2010
A gipsy woman is sitting on the porch of her house in Sancraieni village, Harghita county, Romania, 13.05.2010
A little gipsy girl sits in a cart on her family's yard, while her relatives talk with Joni Emese (back-center), a social mediator between the authorities and the gipsy community, Sancraieni village, Harghita county, Romania, 13.05.2010