Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Calderari Gypsy Woman and Child, Sintesti, Romania

About this artwork

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert spent many hours documenting the independent existence of the Kalderash gypsies of Romania during the 1990s. These photographs form a vivid contrast to the media's by-now-clichéd broadcasts on the depressing conditions in Romania's orphanages. Sutton-Hibbert shows us a community that subsists on a bare minimum of material comforts but nevertheless looks proudly on the world. It is full of vigour and a capacity for enjoying life. Old men, children, beautiful young women challenge the viewer with their steady gaze. The mother and child in this picture similarly sport happy, teasing expressions.

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert