This exhibition features a selection of photographs from Chachipe Map, the third Chachipe photography contest organized by the Open Society Foundations and OSA Archivum. (Chachipe means truth or reality in the Romani language.)
The goals of Chachipe Map were to give an opportunity to photographers in the 12 countries participating in the Decade of Roma Inclusion to show how they see Roma in society and in the communities where they live. The contest sought non-stereotypical photographs that are free of prejudices, that show Roma and non-Roma living together, that approach topics in an open manner, and that might even employ radically new perspectives.
The exhibition opening took place on April 5, with remarks by Dr. Jozsef Bencze, Ambassador of Hungary to Macedonia; Nezdet Mustafa, Minister without Portfolio and Macedonia’s national coordinator for the Decade of Roma Inclusion; and Asmet Elezovski, manager of the National Roma Centrum and a jury member for Chachipe Youth, the second Chachipe photography contest.
The ceremony included a musical and dance performance by children from Shuto Orizari—believed to be the largest majority-Roma settlement in the world—organized by the Nadez Centre for Social Initiatives.
The exhibition is open to the public, and there is no admission fee.
Gallery Osten, 8 Udarna Brigada 2, Skopje, Macedonia