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, she lives in Strasbourg. She studied photography at the Fine Arts University, Indiana, US, as well as at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. Her first series "Enfances Tsiganes" aimed to develop tolerance towards the Roma and Sinti community. Her work was shown at the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in Médiathèque André Malraux in Strasbourg and at the Council of Europe. She took part in several Roma workshops in Poland and presented her work on "The New Roma" at the International Month of Photography in Berlin. She is now represented by the art gallery Kai Dikhas in Berlin which filed her work at RomArchive (the digital archive of the Roma).