Odeta Catana – Berlin as Utopia
“Your world changes when you move from one country to another. You are confused, you feel lost but you are encouraged if your relatives are with you. And if you are young, you are full of hopes. A few hundreds of Roma people, moved with the whole families from the village Fantanele (Romania) to Berlin, Neukolln neighbourhood (Germany). They are trying to make a living out of their talents, playing instruments, going to German schools or taking integration courses. The focus of the project is upon the young generation and they have been photographed from class rooms to their houses in order to re-create their world. Each one was asked “Why Berlin?”” – Odeta Catana
Odeta Catana, born in Romania, has recently graduated Documentary Photography at University of Wales, Newport, UK. She has previously studied History and Theory of Arts for her BA and Cultural Anthropology for her MA in Romania. Odeta was previously featured on Oitzarisme with Bed Desks and Mother Romania. More information on www.odetacatana.com.