/ 2018 / /


  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Family
  • Photographer
    Kerekes Istvan
  • Studio
    Kisalfold newspaper
  • Website

I was walking near a forest in the Harghita Mountains area of Transylvania in Romania when
I heard cowbells from inside the forest. Erika (the 18 year old mother) and her child
Mirela, together with Erika’s brother Norbert, are cowherds. The forest is named
"frightening-beech forest" because the zone is full of brown bears. But these three:
Erika, Mirela and Norbert, work there all day (from early morning to late at night) in
this little forest-clearing with their twenty cows.