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Bronze 2023 Editorial / Photo Essay

Rain of Tears

  • Photographer
    Octav Varzariu
  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial / Photo Essay

Romaphobia, the discrimination against and persecution of Roma people has long been a central theme for Romanian photographer Mugur Varzariu who has worked constantly to expose and document the plight of Roma communities across his homeland. Since first arriving in Eforie Sud in the Northern Dobruja region of Romania at the request of a local Constanta prefecture employee, himself from the Roma community, Varzariu has witnessed the repeated harassment, victimization and systematic degradation of the Roma community there.