Gypsy Fiddler, Krakow by Raphael Shevelev
© 2011 Raphael Shevelev

    • Title: Gypsy Fiddler, Krakow
    • Artist: Raphael Shevelev
    • From: El Cerrito, CA USA

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    Artist Statement

    "Gypsy Fiddler, Krakow, appears in my book 'Liberating the Ghosts (LensWork 1996). I photographed him a short bus ride away from Auschwitz, where many of his people (and mine) had been murdered. I was intrigued by the way he held his violin, evidence of gypsy roots in Rajasthan, India."

    "He was playing one of my favorite pieces, Pablo de Saraste's 'Zigeunerweisen'('Gypsy Melodies') and the music seemed to help him overcome his physical disabilities and poverty."