On the gypsy settlement in Polygone, Strasbourg, Djenissa is looking out the window of her caravan reflecting the sunset. By looking at the sky, she is paying a tribute to her mother who was mudered a few months ago. This portrait of Djenissa is an attempt to bring softness and hope to a community submerged by problems of violence.
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.