Friday, May 29, 2009
Roma picture book
"In the midst of the credit crunch, a group of 7 to 14 year old Roma in East London are showing you don't need expensive digital cameras to produce professional photographs. Working with Akademia Pstryk and The Children Society this group of talented young people are using pinhole photography to produce a picture book that will teach people about their culture. 1,500 copies of the book will be given away at public events, and it will also be available to download online. The Roma people originated from India around 1000 years ago and are currently Europe's largest ethnic minority. However, widespread ignorance of Roma culture has meant prejudice against the Roma is still common in mainstream society"