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A Roadside Respite
Photograph by Tomasz Tomaszewski

Her name is Dinara Sandu. She is 25 years old and a member of the Churára, a nomadic Gypsy group in Romania known for making and selling cooking utensils. The roots of the Gypsies—or Roma, as many call themselves—run back a thousand years to India. “It is the Indian factors, linguistic, genetic, and cultural that different Rom populations share that makes us at heart one people,” says Ian Hancock, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and a leading adviser on Rom affairs. “But it is the more recently acquired non-Indian factors that divide us.”




Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fuji Astia 100
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy
Time of Day: 10 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Available light





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