Corcova, Romania, 2016
A group of Roma people come from the neighbouring villages to Corcova , to harvest the wine grapes. a intra in lumea Most of them live on unemployed benefits, seasonal works representing an important income source. In the harvest time, families spend the nights together in a house close to the vineyard.
There is no TV, no internet, there are no shops nearby, no means of communications other than a mobile phone tied high up on a porch pole where it can make a poor connection to a mobile network. So people wash up, cook, eat and then go to sleep early in the evening to be able to start a new working day at 5 am.
“It is the mood of the beholder which gives the city of Zemrude its form. If you go by whistling, your nose atilt behind the whistle, you will know it from below: window sills, flapping curtains, fountains. If you walk along hanging your head, your nails dug into the palms of your hands, your gaze will be held on the ground, in the gutters, the manhole covers, the fish scales, wastepaper. You cannot say that one aspect of the city is truer than the other …” - Cities & Eyes 2, Invisible cities, Italo Calvino
Photos by Mihai Ciama, selected by Nikos Economopoulos
The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments.