Eva Adam is a Romni from Hungary who has been living in Berlin for the past three years. A social worker and social pedagogue, Adam began working with Romani women in 2015. Currently she is employed as pedagogical director for the project ‘Dikhen Amen! See us’, which is being led by Amaro Drom e.V.
From 2016 to 2017 Eva carried out research for RomArchive at picture agencies on poverty, musicians and the invisibility of discrimination. Together with the RomArchive section ‘image policy’, she has conducted research that offers a first-hand impression of the current situation.
In order to find out which pictures of Sinti and Roma exist and how they are classified and indexed, Adam and her colleagues researched at well-known and relevant picture agencies under terms such as ‘racism’ and ‘discrimination’. They found predominantly photos showing black Americans, along with photos of the Ku Klux Klan. Racism against Roma and Sinti – which was additionally searched for by using the term ‘antigypsyism’ – could not be found in the picture databases. Their research has therefore highlighted the need for a research project to be further pursued in future.