Angele is bitterly looking oustisde the window of her house on the gypsy settlement in Strasbourg, Polygone. The administration of the city judged the district unsafe and substandard and they decided to raze it to the ground within six months. Angele grew up in this house, her father died in the bedroom. The city didn't take into account how attached the people were to their houses, their memories and their lifestyle. Living in a conventional house, paying a rent and not being able to travel any longer will be a new way of life that Gypsies will find difficult to integrate.
AUTHOR: Jeannette Gregori FRANCE
Jeannette Gregori was born in 1967 and now lives in Strasbourg, France. She studied photography at the University of Fine Arts, Indiana, in the US and the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Chance ad curiosity led to her getting to know a group of Romai families settled along a departmental road in Alsace, France in the summer of 2009. Her work since has sought to depict the engaging characters she came to know from these families and the humanity she saw in these people in the face of prejudices. Today, if she remains attached to this cause, she gradually opens to other society topics over the course of her experiences. Photography allows her to give the invisible in today's society some recognition . She also teaches photography in high schools and brings young students to produce photographic works associated with creative writing.