Bronze / 2018 / Portraiture / Family


  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Family
  • Company
    A Foldgomb Magazine
  • Photographer
    Kerekes Istvan

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.