2019 / People / Portrait

Gypsy Boy

  • Photographer
    Pietro Di Giambattista

This photo of a Bosnian gypsy boy was taken during a wedding party in a gypsy camp on the outskirts of Rome. In particular, this melancholy look represents a little of all Gypsy children born in a very hard and sometimes cruel reality, which gives them no hope for the future.These authorized camps today have become large Ghettos,with big hygienic problems, of cohabitation of different ethnic groups, illegal situations, etc.Now the Rom problem in Italy with the new Government has become extremely important and requires solutions that overcome intolerance, violence and racism.

Pietro Di Giambattista (1956 Pannarano-Benevento). He studied for several years in seminars of photojournalism and artistic photography with internationally renowned professors, including: Paolo Pellegrin, Antonin Kratochvil, Francesco Zizola, Rolando Fava, Yury Kozyrev, Michael Ackerman, Maurizio Galimberti, Eddie Ephraums etc. It is represented by the Graffiti Press agency in Rome. In 2002 he was awarded a prize at the World Press Photo, ranking third in the portraits section.