The photographer Patrick Cariou spent and entire decade following a variety of Gypsies as they move throughout Europe. He took pictures of French, Slovakian, Romanian, Turkish, Iranian, Afghan and Indian gypsies. While most seem fairly poor, the French gypsies travel in style. The result of the photographer's work is shocking.
With Gypsies, Patrick retraces in reverse the migration of the Rom people (the Gypsies' own term for themselves) from Western to Eastern Europe, through the Middle East, and ultimately to India, the home of their ancestors. The original journey was an epic, thousand-year odyssey.