Documentary Photographer Aydin Cetinbostanoglu is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From his project ‘Gypsies‘. To see Aydin’s gallery of projects click on any image.
Gypsies of Turkey
Are the Gypsy people witnessing the destruction of their culture?
My project, called “Gypsies”, began with this question in 1999 and has become my passion.
With an invitation to a friends wedding, I was allowed the opportunity to witness the inside workings of the secretive Gypsy lifestyle. I soon realized I had a cultural curiosity for the Gypsy life.
I have devoted much time to studying the Gypsy culture and would like to capture not only images, but also verbal dialog as well as traditional Gypsy music to enhance the experience of the viewer.
Gypsies seem to hold on to their freedom, they know how to be content with simple things and the beauty that nature provides. Their close-knit family and community structure provides them with a sense of security.