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The Gypsy Girls

The Gypsy Girls

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Glenn Capers

Premium (World), New York City

The Gypsy Girls

The best of friends in the gypsy camp. There is a kind of swag between them. Like blood sisters that have a different view on life that keeps them from assembling into society. Community is tough, and complex with the camps. A woman is the property of her man. At the age of 14 they are married off. Fall out of line and you get roughed up. Abuse seems to end and life moves on with a little support from a girlfriend that cares and have traveled the same road before her. Everything they do is for the success of the camp, the people in their society. There is no wish to be part the dominate civilization.

Comments 16

  • Ygar 01/08/2013 10:09

    One of the BEST!!! My Regards!
  • paul blieden 27/07/2013 17:14

    Raw capture. Love your description.
    Bravo !
  • tikhon 28/06/2013 12:41

    ..so impressive...
  • Del-Hor 26/06/2013 13:28

    Your photos have the particularity to be very REAL. Open windows.... Amazing work.
    Best regards. DH
  • Eddy Meurs 25/06/2013 22:37

    Very nice.KLASSE STREET PORTRAIT.Gr.eddy
  • Janet Morgan 25/06/2013 13:29

    How sad to see the black around her eyes..unfortunately many woman suffer this type of abuse including myself..in the past... a very difficult and frightening situation to be in..
  • Bar Bara. 25/06/2013 12:58

  • Ursi67 24/06/2013 18:10

    Hanno un espressione di esperienza molto dura!chissa che Cosa Hanno passato nella loro vita!Triste!!
  • Heidi Roloff 24/06/2013 13:15

    This has little to do with the Hungary cultivates, so often sung.
    A very, very hard and very good photo gallery !
    Greetings from Heidi
  • Inez Correia Marques 24/06/2013 11:04

    oh , this is not the way I understand life , and love dear Gleen , .. but we can not change the way people believe or want to live their existence
    Very strong image
  • alexander stefanatos 24/06/2013 10:27

    In Greece we also have big gypsy soceites that live in their own camps under their own laws that quite often exert the limits of legacy. For example, incidents of revenge for love or honor matters.
    Great photo, very expressive faces with evident traces of their everyday experiences....
    friendly alexander
  • s. sabine krause 24/06/2013 10:05

    when i was little, my parents used to own a picture book with child pictures by famous photographers. i loved that book! but it had pages that i avoided because they made me feel uneasy: a smoking toddler, children with wild and raw looks, poor children sleeping in the street, desperate beggars with violence in their eyes… today i know those were probably the best images in the book because they succeeded in moving, holding up mirros, provoking strong emotional responses. had your two gypsy girls appeared in that book, as a child, i would have tried to skip the page because they would have made mee feel uneasy: the the bloodshot eyes, the rawness of their look, the boredom, the way they bruised and bruise themselves on life, their "apartness", their confident "i-don't-give-a-damn-and-what-are-you-looking-at" attitude, and the twinge of envy i feel at their fire-forged friendship. as far as life is concerned, they've definitely learned to "surf with the intrepid crew". greetings, sabine.
  • Tania Skaradek 24/06/2013 9:18

    Beautiful faces ... gold jewelery ... bruises on the face and the scars from the beatings on the body ...
    In whatever country Roma may live - Italy, Russia, Poland, Lithuania - they live by their own laws and traditions ...
  • rschaefer 24/06/2013 0:05

    Obviously a hard life. Especially for girls...
    Great capture!
    Greetings, Rebecca
  • ThomSch 24/06/2013 0:04

    Great portrait and background story; regards Tom