Quiet Existence

PrizeShortlist in Photography
ArtistRYOTARO HORIUCHI
CategoryProfessional

I later learned that the people who had been closed to me were Roma. I had no knowledge about Roma at that time and their lifestyle looked so mysterious. Since then, I had been drawn to their strong identity and I visited the area where many Romani people live. I met many other ethnic groups of people who live as minorities there. When I faced their lifestyles, I could see their quiet yet strong identity behind them, which strongly resonated with me. It might be impossible for minorities to maintain their culture without keeping their strong identity.