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Nicolas Sansonnet
( Luxembourg )


Nicolas Sansonnet - Rooted  Photography

Although these photographs were initially part of my series entitled “A Belarusian Journal” (as a modest reference to the book written by John Steinbeck and Robert Capa entitled “A Russian Journal”), “Rooted” is the right term I was missing to adequately characterize these slices of life I photographed.

Indeed, when I was in Motol (small village in south-west of Belarus), I was impressed to see how people are deeply rooted in their habits, timeless, like discussing at sundown on the lake (Motol, the lake.

People are as well firmly rooted in traditions, like during the day of sanctifications of apples (Motol, sanctification of apples 1 and 2).

Even the faces seem timeless, like this child spending all his day long in the street (Portrait of Liecha).

In Minsk, the concerns seem quite different but people are still rooted in their own habits, like this woman, showing herself by the window several times during the day to smoke her cigarette (The smoker).

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Motol, the lake

The Smoker

Motol, sanctification of apples 1

Motol, sanctification of apples 2

Portrait of Liecha



  • Hello Nicolas,
    My arrangements all came together finally. I will be at the Opening Reception at Galerie Clairefontaine. Hope to meet you there.
    I will arrive in Luxembourg on Wednesday.

    By byroncoons - 6/23/2009 6:49:28 AM
  • Hello Nicolas,
    Congratulations on being a Finalist in the ROOTED competition.
    Well deserved. Will you attend the Opening at Galerie Clairefontaine?

    By byroncoons - 6/13/2009 5:59:11 PM
  • congratulations Nicolas!!!!!!!

    By tretyake - 6/10/2009 5:44:02 PM
  • Congratulation!!!!!
    félicitation .. je découvre tes photos et j'aime beaucoup the smoker

    By Laurence - 6/8/2009 3:02:46 PM
  • Félicitations à toi aussi Nicolas et à ce soir au club.

    By barbara - 6/8/2009 3:02:21 PM
  • Hello Nicolas,
    I came across your work through my correspondence with Laurence Falcetta and I am greatly impressed. Especially your written descriptions expressing the sound thought behind your work.
    'Motol, the lake' is in my lightbox.
    Success to you in the competition.

    By byroncoons - 5/29/2009 5:45:27 PM
  • nice artwork nicolas

    By gcabig - 5/11/2009 7:31:40 AM

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