Open

Mrs Piros standing on her land  2009.

Tornabarakony is a disappearing village located in the North East part of Hungary. The population of the village is counting 12 people. No buses, no shops: the settlement is totally isolated from other bigger villages or towns. The nearest one is approximately 3 hours on foot. Once a day the people who staying there are able to order some bread, coffee, milk and necessary commodities from the a van driver who will take care of their shopping. They are all highly religious: orthodox. The handful of people of Tornabarakony still remain and live on their motherland. I have spent 3 weeks by assimilating and spending time with all of them.
Open

Agnes, Maria, and Piros in front of the church before their general Sunday ceremony. 

Open

Part of the orthodox church in the village of Tornabarakony.

Open

Mrs Piros with her Bible, 2009.

The Bible is over 60 years old and is a heirloom of the family.

Open

The room of Mrs Piros 2009.

The house was built 110 years ago and was traditionally passed on to her and her husband.

Open

Table of prayers

Open

The Hovan couple

Maria and Janos - They are the last couple of the village in 2009.


Open

The house of the last couple. 2009.

Open

Mrs Karolina on her balcony

Open

Monk Tamas - he did not get to be ordained by his own choice.

This issue divided the village: half recognises him as their priest, the rest are loyal to another priest, whom lives in a different settlement.

Open

The road to the village from the closest town called Bodvaszilas.

Close