The mud country

The number of dirt roads is amazingly high in Hungary. Many people live habitually and inevitably along dirt roads in the rural areas of many counties. While in Western Europe 96 percent of public roads are paved, this ratio in Hungary is only 38 percent. The difference is even more significant in rural areas.The “Mud Country” is also characterised by depopulated farmlands, emigration and the spreading of poverty. Millions living in deepest poverty, an extremely small middle class and an increasing number of people who cannot provide for their family despite of having a job . One in every three Hungarians, that is 3.3 million people, live in poverty. 1.2 million of them must endure extreme poverty.

Simon Moricz-Sabjan

Professional photographer, HU