Entry Title: "Gypsyes girl"
Name: Pietro Di Giambattista , Italy
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story, Non-Professional
Entry Description: This image is part of a long project on the gypsies life in Italy, is the symbol of many Roma children forced to grow up very quickly so do not live their childhood. Brenda brings to his sad and melancholy look all the drama of so many other children like her. They often or almost always, they are forced to leave school early, do not have time to play and spend most of their day in the streets begging for a few coins of euro. Brenda has 9 brothers, one with severe handikap, his father is also in prison and the situation of his family is therefore very uncomfortable. She is a very sensitive child and has a great dignity, but his eyes cannot betray all the pain of a hard life lived on the edge and with no prospects for the future.