Apr 4, 2013
The New York Times
Lens Blog: Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky's Photos of Wealthy Roma
To reach a surprising place, follow Route 6 south of Bucharest as it unwinds across the Romanian countryside, past fields of wildflowers and flocks of sheep.
Big picture: The Wealthy Roma Of Buzescu, by Ivan Kashinsky
The Roma in this small Romanian town may have found wealth from dealing in scrap metal since the fall of communism, but have they found happiness? Six-year-old twins Gelu and Edi Petrache pose in a mansion in Buzescu, Romania, on Easter Sunday.
WNYC-AM New York
The Wealthy Roma: Oxymoron Or Reality?
There are plenty of stereotypes attached to the Roma - a traditionally itinerant people, mostly in Eastern Europe and often called "gypsies" . "For many of the estimated 2 million Roma in Romania, or about 10 percent of the population," according to National Geographic , "life is poor and nasty, their communities stuck in squalid city slums or in ... (more)