Ferentari

Ferentari is a ghetto neighborhood where Rom and Romanians are living in conditions of extreme degradation, in a huge dormitory of the workers of the dictatorship of Ceauceascu . 
The ghetto area is off limits to those who didn't grew up there, but exceptionally for this job families there generously welcomed me into their houses, one-room apartments, with no water and often without light. 
Quit often between a building and the other, there are groups of cabins telling us about the fires that burn everything in it, including children! 
The pictures are not stolen by the tremendous daily portraits of the subjects, but are the result of a relationship with simplicity and discretion, in the interests of intimacy too that is often violated, focusing on the spontaneous stories of these people in the flesh and on their humble stories of revenge. 
Deserts of waste, toxic next to children on the streets, doesn't prevent these of looking glassy, transparent and resolute, and not to have dignity and courage to fight with the fatigue of resignation and humbly claim of a possible way out.

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