2001: Graduates the National University of Theater and Film, Film Faculty with M.F.A. in Cinematography

1999: Graduates the Christian Orthodox Theology University with B.A in Pastoral Theology

Personal exhibitions

2020: “Letea’s Horses” – Anonimul IFF, Danube Delta, Romania.

2017: “Matache. Berzei-Buzesti” – Seneca Anticafe, Bucharest, Romania;

2014: “Evliya Celebi Road” in:
– Bursa Tayyare Cultural Center, Turkey
– Eskişehir Anadolu University, Turkey
– Antalya Culture Routes Society, Turkey

2013: “Last Transhumance” – Libraria Bizantina, Bucharest, Romania

2012: “Last Transhumance” in:
-The Romanian Peasant Museum, Bucharest, Romania;
– Amatrice in the church of San Giuseppe, Italy;

2011: “Last Transhumance” in:
– Oriel Q Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, UK;
– Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells, UK;
– The National Wool Museum, Clyngwyn, UK;
– PHotoEspaña 2011, Cuenca, Spain;
– Artist Fair 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

2010: “Bears & Other Masks” – ICR Szeged – Hungary.
“Last Transhumance” – Balkanisms today – Austrian Academy of Sciences & University of Vienna.

2009: “Bears & Other Masks” in:
– ICR Bucharest, Romania;
– ICR London, UK.

2008: “Bears & Other Masks” in ICR Venice, Italy.

2007: “Sihastria Putnei” in:
– Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg
– Crypt of the Roman Catholic church – the 3rd European Ecumenical Assembly, Sibiu, Romania
– New York, Washington, Boston, Dartmouth, San Francisco, USA.

2006: “Motions / Fotografii miscate”, Galeria Posibila, Bucharest, Romania;

1998: “Graphism” – Bucharest, Romania.

Group exhibitions

2022:  “Agricultural Crops. Agriculture in modern and contemporary Romanian art ”, MARe / Museum of        Recent Art, Bucharest

2020-2021: “12 Years After. A Survey of Romanian Art in 180 Works”, National Museum of Contemporary Art of Romania, Bucharest.

2018:  „Aici-Acolo. Artists from Romania and the Diaspora. The aesthetics of the eternal now”, National Museum Cotroceni, Bucharest.

“ALB – NEGRU”, Galleria Galateca, Bucharest.

2017: “Matache. Berzei-Buzesti” – In/Out Transilvania Photo Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2014: “Danube Delta” – European Commission Berlaymont building – Presidents’ Gallery Brussels
“Evliya Celebi Road” – Studio X Istanbul, Turkey & International Conference on the European Pilgrimage Routes – Florence, Italy

2012: “8 Best Shots”, Fotografevi Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey;
“Transhumance” in France – ICR Paris – Galerie Rue de l’Exposition;
“Changing Perspectives” – 15 years of the European Central Bank’s art collection – Frankfurt, Germany

2010: “European Central Bank Annual Photography Award Romania”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest;
“Horezu – Bear’s Dance” – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Anexa, Bucharest;
“Bears & Other Masks” – The Romanian Peasant Museum, Bucharest.

2009: “Magic Blocks – Scenarios for socialist collective housing estates in Bucharest”, in Berlin, Germany;
“European Central Bank Annual Photography Award Romania”, Frankfurt;

2008: “Pictures from Athos Mountain” Sacred Space Gallery at St John’s Notting Hill, London UK;
“We’ll die and we’ll be free!” in Hanul Manuc, Bucharest, Romania;

2006 – 2007: Exhibition and photos for the visual advertising campaign “Sibiu 2007 – European capital of culture”, in various European countries;

2002: “Positive Romania” – Athenee Palace Hilton, Bucharest;
“La physique se contente de l`instantaneite” – Galeria de interese, Bucharest, Romania;

1996: Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam – Carl de Keyser had the exhibition “East of Eden” at Fotoinstituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Photos from “The Collectors” project were exhibited together with Carl de Keyser’s photos and provided also one of the insiders view of Romania.


Director & D. of P. for „Matache 2.0”, „The Last Transhumance”, “Evliya Çelebi Road”, „Sulukule meet M&M” (documentary films);

Director of Photography for „The Tank” (feature film);

Director of Photography for short movies & commercials.


2017: ”The smile of the Kingdom” hardcover printed album –  shot at Sihastria Putnei Monastery 10 years after the first album, ”Faces from Monastic Life”;
2011: “Last Transhumance” hardcover printed album;
2006: ”Faces from Monastic Life” album – shot at Sihastria Putnei Monastery – hardcover printed album & electronic book:
2006: “Motions” – electronic book:

Grants & Awards

2020: Grant for “ArtExit” project from National Cultural Fund Administration;

2019: Grant for “1984vsNow” project from National Cultural Fund Administration;

2017: Grant for “Platforma Matache” website from AFCN (National Cultural Fund Administration);

2017: Award for “Matache. Berzei-Buzesti” documentary film, for innovative solutions in promoting heritage, from AFCN ;

2016: Grant for the “Matache. Berzei-Buzesti” film from OAR & AFCN;

2015: Grant for the „Last Transhumance” film (short version) from AFCN;

2011: Grant for the „Last Transhumance” album from National Cultural Fund Administration;

   Grant for the „Last Transhumance” documentary film from National Cultural Fund Administration.

2010: Grant for the project: “Transhumance – comparative study” from Romanian Cultural Institute.

2009: Third prize in European Central Bank Annual Photography Award ‘Romania’;

Finalist in Festivals Voies Off & WinePhoto;

2003: Fellowship in Italy for photographic project: “A sacred perspective in progress”;

2001: Prize for Photography – International Visual Art Exhibition – TIAV – Bucharest;

2000: Special Prize in “Geografica” Photo contest – Bucharest Museum;

1999, 1998, 1997: Prizes for Photography – Academy of Theater and Film Festival’s Exhibition – CineMAiubit.

Long term projects

2007 – 2017: „Last Transhumance”

2011 – 2017: „Matache. Berzei-Buzesti”

2013 – 2014: „Evliya Çelebi”

1994 – 1995 & 2011 – 2013: „The Collectors”

2005 – 2013: „Vasile Parvan”

2004 – 2014: „Turkey”

1993, 2003, 2010, 2012: „Danube Delta”

2003 – 2007 & 2013 – 2015: „Bears & other masks”

2002 – 2013: „Mount Athos”

1997 – 2007: „Motions”


Since 2003 colaborates with National Geographic Romania for features and articles.

Photos in public & private collections.