"Amen o Roma sijam ni andi havaja ni andi phuv"
"We, the Roma, are neither in the sky, nor on the earth."
The families I visited in summer 2008 live in the roma enclaves in the serbian villages called Lapnesello, Preace and the town Gracanica. They are about 7 kilometers away from Kosovos main town Pristina which is dominated by the albanian population.
Nathalie Mohadjer was born in Kassel in 1979. She studied Visual Communication at the Bauhaus-University, Weimar and photography at the Universitaet fuer angewandte Kunst, Vienna. Her work has been exhibited in several exhebitions such as at the Gaswerk, Berlin; Villa von Duerkheim, Weimar; GDK Gallery of fine Arts, Berlin; European New Year, Amsterdam; Kaunas Foto Festival, Lithuania; Galerie Chambre à Part, Strasbourg, Goetheinstitut Lyon etc. Her work has been published in Camera Austria, Port Magazine, NEO2 Magazine, New York Times, Sueddeutsche Magazin, Brand Eins etc. In 2005 she was a member of the Asia Europe Forum for Young Photographers, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris. In february 2008 she has received a DAAD Travelscollarship for Kosovo. She lives and works in Paris.