Elvira and Me
â€śRamona and Elvira are like twins with very different characters, two parts of one person. Itâ€™s one head, one face, but two different minds. Elvira is a dreamer but Ramona makes dreams come true. Elvira is open to love but Ramona is fighting with love. Ramona thinks Elviraâ€™s crazy and Elvira thinks Ramonaâ€™s crazy. I say both of them are crazy. You cannot be two people, you have to be one.â€ť
Elvira and Me is about one young womanâ€™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 Ciara Leeming and words by Ramona Constantin. It is a work in progress and part of a larger project on the UK’s new Roma communities.
Interview with Centrepoint Collective about the genesis of Elvira and Me: here
Elvira and Me is available via Blurb as a bilingual (English/Romanian) eBook for ÂŁ2.49.Â To preview, click here.
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