About the series: The word tabor means ‘camp of nomads’ in Russian, but now the word has taken on the meaning of a gypsy community. After moving to Russia, I was feeling isolated and was somehow drawn to ethnic minorities, especially the Roma people. Now, I often go to the Tabor and this project has become more intimate as my relationship with them has grown stronger. These pictures are closer to fiction rather than pure documentary. My involvement with the Tabor has helped me realize the freedom inherent
in all human beings. Perhaps they instinctively preserve their own lifestyle in order to retain this freedom of their spirit.
About the Photographer: Sohei Yasui is a freelance photographer. After graduating from Nippon Photography Institute Tokyo, he moved to Russia to research contemporary Russian photography at Kazan Federal University. He is currently based in Kanagawa, Japan where he is working on some personal projects.
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