Since time immemorial, there have been Sinti and Roma living in The Netherlands, more commonly known as gipsies. The first gipsies came to the ‘Low Lands’ some six hundred years ago and were called heathens then. In his photo book Paramisa, Rogier Fokke (1952) portrays fifty Roma and Sinti, originating from various parts of Europe. They are photographed up close against a dark background. Their faces betray their serious life stories. Anne-Mei The (anthropologist) wrote the introduction. Paramisa is Romani for a tale or story.
Portraits of Sinti and Roma
With text contributions from Anne-Mei The, Flip Bool and a foreword by Hans Westra
220 x 220 mm
€20.00 (ex. postage & packing)