Laura Barsy lives with her twin daughters and her mother in a tiny flat on the fourth floor of a block the Havanna district of Budapest. She thinks it is one of the worst places to live but cannot afford anywhere else. She learned flamenco in Seville and when her relationship broke down, returned to Budapest where she teaches and performs Flamenco.
She changed her name from Lakatos (her father’s name) because it identified her as a Gypsy. She now wishes she hadn’t because, she thinks, she would be getting more work if people were able to recognise her as a Gypsy.
Tina Carr & Annemarie Schöne
Tina (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1950) studied photography at Harrow College of Art. Annemarie (Munich, 1947) graduated from Munich Academy of Fine Art 1973, and was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma by Saddler’s Wells Stage Design Course in 1974.
Tina and Annemarie are lens based artists who work collaboratively on documentary, research based multimedia projects often in partnership with voluntary organisations and community groups. They have exhibited widely at the National Portrait Gallery and the Photographer’s Gallery London, Ffotogallery Cardiff, the Westphälisches Industrie Museum Dortmund, János Balázs Gallery, Roma Parliament, Budapest.
Two monographs of their work have been published – Pigs and Ingots, Ylolfa 1993 and Coalfaces, Parthian 2008.