2008 Romania. A mother of twelve, about to become a mother of fourteen, being pregnant with twins at the time. Every day, she was wearing a key on a safety pin on her heavily pregnant belly. Since the entrance of her one room house was covered with a curtain and there was no official door, the significance of the key remained a mistery.
The wanderlust of Romani people still remains largely exaggerated, both judged and romanticised. Most Romani in Eastern Europe are settled. Discriminating governments as well NGO’s with good intentions continue to move around the unwanted Romani settlers from place to place.
In the photographs in the village their current homes are digitally smudged away to signify the instability of their circumstances and the sometimes sloppy practices they are subjected to.