Childhood on wheels: young Irish gypsies in stunning photos by Jamie JohnsonPictolic
Eternal travelers have to grow up early. Young gypsies make bright makeup since childhood, and boys try to smoke without even hiding from their parents. These amazing black-and-white pictures were taken by American photographer Jamie Johnson for his new book "Growing Up in Nomads: the Inner World of Irish Gypsy Children". Watch the best shots from the life of young travelers further in our material.
Irish nomads grow up very early. In a unique photo book, you can find shots of very young gypsy women with bright makeup and glamorous outfits holding designer handbags in their hands, and children pretend to smoke while playing with candy cigarettes. The photos from Jamie Johnson's photo album were taken in Galway, Limerick, Gorka and Tipperary in Ireland.
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