8.10.08

Ciganos






Finaly I revealed today the negative I was eagerly waiting to see - because of this family.
I met this family in the gypsy mercado in Fundao. The man, when he saw me with MF camera called me to come. He said: please, make us a picture. We are last Gypsies living due to old rules. My wife has to dress the black clothes in this heat. It is a hard life and world does not know about it and about us. We will stay on those pictures for years and people watching us will think of us, our fate and this what has passed away. Then he took his comb, brushed his beard and said - now.
He asked me to make the portraits of his wife and daughter. His wife was happy that the world will see her black clothes and may think of her, even when she will be gone.
I stood speachless...