Young photographer ventures into Roma settlements to tell their story

Photo exhibition shows Roma in a different light.

(Source: Paula Kentošová)

Twenty-year-old photographer Paula Kentošová loves to take her camera to Roma settlements, including in the well-known block of flats Luník IX. in Košice. Kentošová studied photography in high school and now she is continuing in a similar field at Vysoká škola výtvarných umení (University of Fine Arts) in Bratislava.

She was born in Vranov nad Topľou in the east of Slovakia and is particularly interested in the theme of Roma people. As she told Dobré Noviny, she has only had positive experiences from Roma settlements and she cannot say anything bad even about Lunik IX. She took her first photos of Roma when she was 16.

An exhibition of her photography of Roma people, Cigáň(n)e!, is showing at the Dom Kultura in her hometown through to October 8th, 2017.

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