Elvira and Me is a story about one young Roma woman’s two lives. Her family in Romania call her Elvira but in England she is known by the name on her passport, Ramona. It is a collaboration, with photography by me and words by Ramona Constantin. It was conceived as a book, which you can read here, and there is also a photofilm over here. This project has grown into a far wider body of work on the UK’s new Roma residents, which can be seen in full on this dedicated website.
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I explain the genesis of the project over here.
Hard copies of Elvira and Me are available to buy, thanks to sponsorship by The Big Issue in the North Trust. Email info@ciaraleeming.co.uk for details.