Gold 2021 / People / Children (Non-Pro)

Muddy Childhood

  • Photographer
    Vladimir Karamazov
  • Agency / Studio
    Vladimir Karamazov Photography
  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Children, 1st place winner in People

This is one of the Roma ghettos in Bulgaria. Near the capital. There, the children live in misery, in rubbish and mud. Forgotten by God? No, forgotten by the state and society. Their problems are never on the agenda. They may wait. And so, day after day, year after year. These little gypsies, I met recently , told me how difficult life they have: poverty, unemployed parents, wooden huts instead of homes, illiteracy.To survive , most are forced to beg or steal. They are such young children but their eyes, apart from being childishly naive, kind and curious, are somehow mature and wise, but at t