These Photos Depict the Homeless in Romania's Capital City Bucharest

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 8, 2015
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These photos of the homeless in Romania's capital city Bucharest were captured by the Bucharest-based photographer Dani Gherca.

The photo series depicts a group of fifteen people living in a pair of small tunnels near Bucharest's Central Station. These people are shown making money by collecting recyclable materials or by taking part in the flesh trade. What's interesting is that the people living in this underground community are depicted as being open to warming up to new entrants into the community.

Many of the homeless in Romania are there because they were deserted by their parents as newborns, brought-up at orphanages and then set loose onto the streets at the age of eighteen with no aid or guidance.

This community of homeless people is judged, shunned and ignored, but Gherca's photo series adeptly projects their humanity.