Gypsy Interiors: Contemporary Roma Portraits
is a series of portraits capturing the sedate and decorous intimacy of an outwardly loud and gregarious people.
Italian photographer Carlo Gianferro
has discovered a profound - almost religious - ethnic performance enacted by proud and wealthy Roma deep within their own private quarters. These are unprecedented portraits of a long underground and secretive society suddenly and mysteriously willing to surface and make an extravagant ritual announcement to the outside world of their material achievement and affluence.
Carlo Gianferro's professional activity begins in 2004 with a series of reportages on Romanian and Moldavian Roma communities. He is primarily interested in exiled workers. His work on Roma has obtained several international awards. Gypsy Interiors
has won 1st prize portraits stories World Press Photo 2009.
lives and works in Roma, Italy.Gypsy InteriorsCarlo GianferroMother, daughter and a massive baroque space heater, Ciurea (Iasi), Romania
Copyright © Carlo GianferroThis woman, so fond of orange, Ciurea, Romania
© Carlo GianferroWife among colors and comfort, Ciurea, Romania
© Carlo GianferroYoung girl in a parlor, with faux flowers and murals, Soroca, Republic of Moldova
© Carlo GianferroA Gypsy queen's boudoir, Soroca, Republic of Moldova
© Carlo GianferroA king in his kitchen, Soroca, Republic of Moldova
© Carlo GianferroThe Dollar Room is occupied. Rescani, Republic of Moldova
© Carlo GianferroA Roma princess, Soroca, Republic of Moldova
© Carlo Gianferro
Courtesy of the artist
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