Wandering and menacing, intriguing or dubious, fascinating… there are so many representations of Gypsies throughout the history of photography. From the the inherited romantic vision of the 19th century images of an asocial and archaic people and the fascination in racist rejection, the exhibition Mondes Tsiganes (Gypsy Worlds) at the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration in Paris shows another view of Gypsies and helps one understand the origins of an ever-present discrimination.
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