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Skip Down Main Street Gypsy Camp

Skip Down Main Street Gypsy Camp

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Glenn Capers

Premium (World), New York City

Skip Down Main Street Gypsy Camp

This camp holds one thousand Gypsy members in a makeshift camp this raised from the ashes illegally. For the children this is their town, their hem, and where life will develop and if lucky they will become adults and learn the rules and duties. Pick pocketing tourist, citizens at train stations , subways platforms, stairways and in plazas. Along with ganging up to try and push anyone away from an ATM while trying to collect their money. For the Gyspy there is nothing wrong with this conduct because there is no work for them, and they feel people should give them monkey because it is their right. At first this seems a bit offensive. But in the Old Testament some people think they are the remains of the lost tribe. This purity some how justifies something holy.

Then again the mindset of the gypsy peole is about survival with no compromise. This for the decades past, the historical outcomes continue to repeat themselves.

The day after finishing this story the camp was raided by te police and begame to dissemble the structure of the cap.

Comments 8

  • alfrede2 08/07/2013 12:26

    Great capture and excellent history
  • s. sabine krause 03/07/2013 8:38

    not a care in the world. an aerial little sprite, skipping happily along, giving the lie to gravity. soon enough, reality will cut off her wings and prejudice floor her… greetings, sabine. p.s.: love her air of introverted happiness and vulnerability!
  • Janet Morgan 25/06/2013 13:25

    A very pretty young girl with not a care in the world...very good shot
  • Paride Pierini 24/06/2013 19:07

  • Ken Piros 24/06/2013 12:37

    The innocence of the child skipping down the road shows contrast to life as they get older. Good series Glenn.

    PS - Do you still have your wallet and camera ?
  • Inez Correia Marques 24/06/2013 11:11

    I am if the opinion that all humans should have land water food and freedom without hurting others in any ways
    tht is all
    amazing photograph at this very moment i think too of the refugee camps
    one day i would love to make a photo document of their lives too
  • Tania Skaradek 24/06/2013 9:34

    These happy children are as sunbeams in a dark woods in comparison with the photos of girlfriends and a Roma family!
    Like the mood of this photo!
  • Ursi67 24/06/2013 7:17

    Beautiful pic glenn!!
    I like it!
    Greets ursi