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GYPSIES - CIGÁNI

ExhibitionsPosted by Katarina Bartkova Tue, December 11, 2007 09:34:37

I would like to invite you all to my exposition of the black and white photographs of Gypsies in Slovakia.

The exposition organised under F.C.P. project - "PHOTOGRAPHIC DISCOVERY", takes place in MAISON DE LA CULTURE D'ARLON, Parc des expositions 1 à Arlon, Belgique, open from Tuesday 4th December till January 8th from 9 - 12am and from 13-18pm.

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This serie of photographs was already published in the Image magazine in 2006 and were awarded Honorable mention in the competition of black and white series in Belgium.

The photographs are showing the people living in gypsies villages of north-east Slovakia, their poor living conditions, many times without running water or heating. But as soon as they hear some tunes of music, they are ready to dance and sing. I had also the exceptional privilege to participate at a funeral, which is very rare photographic and human experience.

Katarína (Souto) Bartková

Here is the link to the French translation.

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