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Among the Gypsies



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What in Blazes?
Photograph by Tomasz Tomaszewski

East of Madrid, Spain, in a poor Gypsy settlement called Valdemingómez, two boys check out a fire set by local scrap merchants. After burning the plastic sheathing off a tangle of used copper wires, the merchants sell the metal to earn a few pesetas. Forced to eke out a living at society’s margins, most European Gypsies still duel the twin devils of discrimination and poverty.



Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fuji Astia 100
Lens: 28mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: 7 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Fill-in flash





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