TIFA 2022 Editorial / Photo Essay

Light of Hope For Shepherd’s Family..

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Timothy B. Anderson Perfect use of the story aspect of photography to illustrate the "normal" life of a Shepherd's Family.

  • Photographer
    Veronika K Ko
  • Photo Date

I met this shepherd’s family in Bulgaria.Sisters,a big brother and their widower father,who always smiles optimistic.This gipsy family is very poor,they barely make ends meet.They said: all gipsies in Bulgaria live in misery and poverty,forgotten from the state and sociaty.Sadly!The girls, Ginka and Neda, also take care of the ruins of an old, ancient temple in the pasture area,sometimes visited by tourists who leave a small coin.I saw them exactly in this temple, when they had just finished cleaning.They stood under the golden light of the falling sun,it’s as if a symbol for a better future.