The Roma Journeys (ref 97)
Exhibition poster from Joakim Eskildsen’s ‘The Roma Journeys’ collection shown at Side Gallery 19 April-14 June 2008. (A2 420mm x 594mm)
‘Between 2000 and 2006 I together with writer Cia Rinne undertook travels in seven different countries with a view to gaining an insight into the life of the Roma and the conditions they face.
We always tried to spend a considerable length of time among the people whom we wanted to learn about and, if possible, to live with them for a while(…)
These Roma journeys were by no means meticulously planned, and instead the product of a number of coincidences that enabled us to come into contact with the Roma.
The more we found out about the Roma and got to know them, the more our interest in and liking for them grew’. (Joakim Eskildsen about the ‘Roma Journeys’ project)