Posts Tagged with: romania

Apr
15

Photography as social speaker in Romania

posted on April 15th 2014 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Mugur Varzariu, Romanian 44, was not able to handle a camera until four years ago. Before that he was a marketing strategist in large companies and the truth is he doesn’t lose the opportunity to ‘sell’ his work. Images are for him a way to denounce the social problems. And he does not rule out using other, like politics. In his early works he traveled the world in search of conflicts such as Syria, but soon he realised he didn’t need to leave the borders of his country to find injustice. The measures that the French President at that time, Nicolas Sarkozy, took to deport Romanian Gypsies, made him see a conflict that, according to him, nobody was caring about. Now he devotes most of his time to them, to report the abuses they suffer and to do to activism to avoid them. Varzariu reviews here some of the most significant snapshots of his still short career as a reporter.

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Jun
21

Romanian immigrants and their magnificent mansions

posted on June 21st 2013 in Arts & Books & Documentary & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Hey, British xenophobes: Ever wonder where all those Romanian immigrants who’ve been stealing your jobs have been spending your money? On the building of strange, gigantic mansions that no one lives in, and the planning of extravagant funerals back in their hometowns, apparently. Romanian photographer Petrut Calinescu hung out in the northern part of Romania for a while looking at how the culture of emigration has changed the landscape of traditional Romanian villages.

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Oct
25

The sewer kids of Romania

posted on October 25th 2012 in Social with 0 Comments

Bucharest, Romania. Railway North Station. A sewer entrance serves as the home to a population of 50 or 60 lost souls, orphans result of the brutal regime of Romanian Dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu. Though killed in December 1989, we can still see how people is struggling to move on after his dictatorship.

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