Julie Denesha

June 5, 2009 - June 28, 2009

Balcony Lunik

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Potato Eaters

POTATO EATERSRakusy, SlovakiaVlasta Misalkova peels potatoes in the one-room cabin she shares with six family members.
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Richnava Babies

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Summer Interlude

SUMMER INTERLUDERakusy, SlovakiaGreat splashes of water fill the air as young boys and girls spend a few joyful summer hours in the coolness of a mountain stream.
Image © Julie Denesha

Image © Julie Denesha

Image © Julie Denesha

Image © Julie Denesha

Image © Julie Denesha

Julie Denesha


Julie Denesha’s Outcasts of Slovakia captures life in the Slovak Republic’s osadas, or Roma settlements, with an eye on changes since the country’s entrance into the European Union (EU) with the goal of providing Slovaks and the wider world with a window into Roma life to raise their understanding of the minority community.

Fullbright winner Denesha spent four months in four separate osadas to see what progress was being made to improve the lives of the Roma and learn more about the community. She states, “I felt that was the only way I could see what life was really like there and to take pictures of daily life, just to live in villages with people and stay with a family, and so that’s how my project got started.”