The hopeless situation in this forgotten region has mainly affected the young generation, which is losing hope for a better life. The only option is to stay or leave for low-paid manual work in the West. However, the conditions of the Roma in the workplaces are often so bad that they prefer to stay at home

Three rivers, three languages

As a result of the transformations after socialism, Gemer, originally one of the richest regions of Slovakia, did not have time to adapt to the free market and undergo a successful economic transformation. Mass displacement, industrial decline, and unemployment followed. The population of the region, mostly Hungarian Roma, has to resort to alternative forms of economic activities and livelihood.

Terézia Suránová

student, Vysoká škola výtvarných umení v Bratislave, Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave (FSEV)
I am a student of photography and social anthropology with an emphasis on topics regarding structural power, marginalization and the effects of these phenomena on aesthetic values of social groups.