Nosbaum & Reding is pleased to present a personal exhibition of the photographer Sébastien Cuvelier (born 1975 in Belgium, lives and works in Luxembourg), titled “Gypsy Queens”.
According to the legend, Roma people were the gods’ favourite thanks to the sheer beauty of their women, whose long silky hair and sparkling eyes went unmatched. Today, gleaming palaces reminiscent of Walt Disney fairytales have been built by wealthy Gypsies in various regions of Romania. Women rule these communities, spending their days raising children, watching soap operas and looking pretty while their husbands are away on business.
Sébastien Cuvelier travelled to Romania to meet these rich Roma communities several times since 2011. After numerous discussions, shared meals and photographic portraits offered as a token of his appreciation, he could progressively enter an unexpected and private world that led not only to this exhibition, but also to a book, published by Husson and available at the gallery.
Projet de Sébastien Cuvelier réalisé avec le soutien de la Bourse CNA - Aide à la création et à la diffusion en photographie, Centre national de l'audiovisuel (CNA).
Livre édité avec le soutien du Fonds culturel national et de la Fondation Indépendance.