Photography for me is to oppose to the Infinite Other ,without any
Prerequisites, without any in advance acceptance,beyond classified
Stereotypes. Stereotypes that played their role in my own life and
became the path which led me to these people.Among the ‘’roma’’
of Agia Anna,the dominant jimmy,the leader,hesitant at the beginning
showed me to the lives of these people.’’Roma’’ or ‘’gipsies’’,they
narrate themselves in a place and time which is set OUTSIDE.
I, as a stranger at the beginning and them as a ‘’balamo’’,I shared
with them their table ,their music and,finally,their joys.Outside the
society,marginalized,they draw life from the rubbish of the city
and the make their own stories.They fall in love,they laugh,they
strive,they exist under the foot of an impeccable social discipline.
Suspicious with the strangers that only take without gring,they trusted
in me their greatest fear:a sound! The sound of the bulldozer that will
demolish their lives along with their huts…
for me, photography has the power to lead me where I would never
find my self,to push me closer to me and, eventually, the moment functions
as a passage to immortality.