Gypsies. Different People, Just Like Us.

Gypsies. Different People, Just Like Us. | Feature Shoot.

by ALISON ZAVOS on OCTOBER 8, 2012 · 

Gypsies Tomasz-Tomaszewski photography

Beyond the stereotypes and cliches, little is known to most of the world of the customs and traditions of the Gypsies. Traditionally perceived as strangers, surrounded by distrust, they have always existed in isolated groups on the margins of developing European communities. But their contribution to the general cultural heritage, especially in music, dance and various handicrafts, is unquestionable.

I have tried to make a plea for tolerance towards those whose lifestyles, religion, and rituals differ from our own. My journeys, tracing the lives of present-day Gypsies in ten countries, have confirmed my earlier belief that little has changed for the Romany. It seems that we have not yet learned the lesson of tolerance toward people who live differently from ourselves.—Tomasz Tomaszewski

Tomasz Tomaszewski is a press photographer whose work has appeared in Stern, Paris Match, GEO, New York Times, Time, Fortune, Vogue, Die Zeit and Elle. He’s been contributing to National Geographic for over twenty years and has published 18 photographic essays for the magazine. Tomaszewski currently teaches photography in the United States, Germany, Italy, and Poland, where he is based.

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Ениши(Yeniche people)

Ениши – Balto-Slavica.

The Yeniche (French spelling), or Jenische (German spelling) are a traditionally itinerant social group in German-speaking Europe and parts of France. The Jenische have been concentrated mostly around the Rhineland.

Although they are sometimes subsumed under the term gypsy, they are unrelated to the Romani people; rather, they were formed from the poor classes during the Early Modern period and the 19th century who were marginalized from society and forced to take up an itinerant lifestyle. Their Yeniche language or properly jargon (argotcant) is High German enriched with special vocabulary, partially based on Rotwelsch. The adjective jenisch is first attested in the early 18th century in reference to a jargon of this kind. Use as a self-designation arose by the end of the 18th century, first recorded by Johann Ulrich Schöll, who published a treatise on itinerant groups in Swabia in 1793. Schöll was of the opinion that the group had formed comparatively recently, as a result of destitute parts of the population and former soldiers during the Thirty Years’ War.

Е́ниши (нем. Jenische, также самоназвание), «кочующие», «белые цыгане» — этнографическая и социальная группа разнородного происхождения, проживающая в Центральной и Западной Европе, в основном в области вокруг Рейна (Германия, Швейцария, Австрия, Франция, Бельгия). Исторически ениши возникли в начале XVIII века как потомки маргинализировавшихся групп населения (в основном немецкоязычного), хотя ряд исследователей предполагают, что ениши могут происходить от онемеченного кельтоязычного населения. К кочевому образу жизни перешла лишь небольшая часть енишей.Кроме Швейцарии, ениши не признаны ни в одной из стран Европы как национальное меньшинство. В годы Второй мировой войны гитлеровцы преследовали енишей наряду с близкими им по образу жизни цыганами[1]. В современной Швейцарии ениши рассматриваются властями как одна из групп цыган. Швейцарские ениши активно взаимодействуют с цыганами-синти, тогда как в других европейских странах ениши активно отделяют себя от цыган.

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Diversity of the…Gypsy

Non-Western Historical Fashion – biggadjeworld: Appreciating the diversity of the….

Appreciating the diversity of the Rromani people in every sense of that word. 

From Turkey to Russia, to Finland, Hungary and Argentina. 
From Catholics to Baptists, to Jewish & Mulsim Rromani. 
From light Rromani to dark Rromani and everything in-between. 
From speaking Lovari to Sinti, to Anglo-Romani or Mexican Vlax. 
From pleated skirts to Flamenco dresses. 

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Photos by Joakim Eskildsen.Gypsy life

Photos by Joakim Eskildsen.


Gypsy life

Фотографии из альбома ‘The Roma Journeys’ датского фотографа Хоакима Эскильдсена, который на протяжении шести лет снимал быт цыганских общин.

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