I’ve been working with Romani migrants since 2010 and from the start my approach has been collaborative, spending huge amounts of time getting to know participants and experimenting with different techniques to bring their voices and experiences to the fore.
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This is in part a reaction to the way photojournalists have traditionally spoken for marginalised groups such as the Roma and partly just because it is an interesting and enriching way to work. The collaborative book I produced with Ramona, Elvira and Me, can be seen here (contact me on info@ciaraleeming.co.uk if you would like to purchase a hard copy), while the rest of the project is available on this dedicated website. The work is ongoing and open ended.