Inside Outside Under Bucharest series. This is my second post on the Sewer Kids. The first one was about the work of Romanian photojournalist Radu Ciorniciuc. This time is by an up and coming photographer I recently discovered by the name of Massimo Branca.
I found him while looking into different festivals around the world and came up with the Lumix Festival in Germany. A cool event focused on young documentary and photojournalism photographers. Looking around the site, I pretty quickly recognized the subjects on his work. The Sewer Kids are a group of homeless people that are just trying to survive and live under the streets of Bucharest following the rules of their punk leader.
They are one of the most marginalized communities in all Europe. Massimo lived in the streets with them for 2 years where he experienced and documented the extreme living conditions where these forgotten people live. The purpose of the work is to start a conversation of their issues like drug addiction, abandonment, physical abuse and homelessness. Issues that also happen to affect us all on a worldwide level. This kind of work looks to remind people living in a bubble that they may be in a good position today but life is uncertain and full of surprises. Tomorrow you may be the one who'll end up in a similar situation.