On show, Bursa Photo Festival.

Document Scotland are pleased to announce that they’ll be represented at this year’s Bursa Photo Festival, in Bursa, Turkey, from September 15th-21st. Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert will be present at the festival, the 2nd year of the Bursa festival, and will be exhibiting a selection of portraits shot during his long term project with the Roma of Sintesti, in Romania.

Bursa Photo Festival

“My Roma of Sinetsti project was something that I worked on annually from 1990-97, shooting in black and white and documenting the lifestyle, customs, traditions and look of the roma, and then in 2004-2006 I returned to update the project and see how their story had unfolded. During both those periods I shot many portraits, recording how the traditional look was disappearing, only to be replaced with a more ‘Westernised’ look in terms of hairstyles and fashions. It is this work that will be on show at Bursa.” – Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Mia, a young Roma girl stands in front of a mermaid painted on the wall of a Roma home, in the old part of the Roma camp of Sintesti, Romania, 2004. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2012, all rights reserved.

The Bursa festival has a very impressive line-up of distinguished guests, photographers, critics, book publishers and editors, all in attendance. Seminars, slideshows and portfolio reviews happen daily, and Jeremy’s seminar about the Roma project will be on Tuesday 18th Sept.

Click here to read more information on the Bursa Photo Festival schedule of events or book a portfolio review with one of the many photographers.

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