This series of photographs and  images are a visual  story of the Romani  I have known and their struggle to maintain Tradition in the face of Modernity and ongoing racism and persecution. HIghlighting children from California to the Camp lands of Italy and France,  these images represent over twenty five years of our relationship. My intention has been to see beyond the stereotype of "Gypsy" which limits our understanding of the Roma.

Due to the current crisis in Europe, we  have started  " Romani Gilabi Foundation"  to help bring awareness and education  to the plight of the Roma  and to help  Romani children, through education and aide , who are experiencing the trauma of mass dislocation. 

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