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Bronze 2021 People / Children

Children of Poverty

  • Photographer
    Istvan Kerekes
  • Agency / Studio
    A Földgömb Magazine
  • Prize
    Bronze in People / Children

The influence of communism left an eternal mark on the vast majority of people living in Transylvania. Between 1980 and 1989 Nicolae Ceausescu led the country into an incredible deep poverty. Three decades after the fall of the Communist regime the poverty caused by the Ceausescu regime in many places feel in Transylvania. Lacika and his friends found the playground for themselves in the wreckage of an upturned car. He lost his leg in accident. In this hovel very few children attend school, they only have up to four classes. Transylvania area of Romania