Following a trip to Cape Verde last summer, I wanted to dedicate my work around Cape Verdeans in Luxembourg. Cape Verde has its independence from Portugal for about 40 years and I wanted to discover this country which still contains a lot of portuguese elements.

On arrival, I could see that people gave great importance to colour and I started taking photographies of them surrounded by those colours. Following this I looked for cape verdean families or people that are somehow related to that country in Luxembourg and I went to their homes, parties, cafes and even associations.

According to a luxembourgish study, Cape Verdeans have come to Luxembourg since the 60's to work here. According to this study they came around the same time then the portuguese community and they also were the first african community in Luxembourg.

I was veryinstinctive while taking my photographies. I listened to their stories and captured that moment.



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