Girls and boys from the Roma ensemble Kesaj Tchave dance and sing during a Christmas performance in Poprad.

Romas radiates

The Roma dance and singing ensemble Kesaj Tchave has been working under the Tatras for several years. It consists of children from the poorest Roma settlements in the villages of Rakúsy and Stráne pod Tatrami. They are led by musician and balalaika player Ivan Akimov. Each of their performances is original, lively and exceptional. During the Christmas performance in Poprad I tried to capture the unbridled and elemental nature that emanates from their performance.

Oliver Ondráš

free photographer
I was born, live and work in Poprad, Slovakia. Since 2012, I have worked as a photojournalist for the Press Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) for seven years. I am currently a freelance photographer. I prioritize long-term documentary projects. Alongside them, I shoot reportage, street photography and portraits.