Nadrag is a former mining area, in Timis county, Romania. In 1845 a Viennese company has developed iron processing workshops in the village, thus populating the area with colonies of Germans, Slovaks, Hungarians, Romanians and Gypsies.
Mining was greatly expanded and Nadrag became a prosperous town …
Now everything has died, it remained only people nostalgic of the good old days long gone, people jobless, hopeless and with many mouths to feed.
I want to celebrate the international day of the girl with this series of photos depicting two girls from Nadrag, entitled to a brighter life that they hope to live one day (Florina Luput)
All I knew about the USA before my first visit there were about movie scenes from block-boosters in which entire towns were swallowed by aliens, earthquakes, ice, volcanoes or other catastrophic phenomena, a few vague impressions outlined in stories told by the buddies settled there, about fat people, fast food, street gun shoots and all the opposite of the European culture - with deeper roots - a consumer society, far more rough and profit oriented than we know in Europe.
Obviously, what I found there was, mostly, different than the presented cliches. I found simple, open minded and friendly people, vast landscapes, innovative architecture, eye and time catching museums, sky scrappers which make humans feel insignificant and grandiose in the same time, wild nature and the hot breath of the desert near the cool breeze of the Pacific ocean.
For sure it is a country of contrasts, a realm of promises which continues to attract the miraculous substance that built it, by the millions of emigrants, left in search of a new country they could call home. It's what intrigues me most, an interethnic mix, a babel tower which, at least on a superficial view, seems to share the same ideals and aspirations in an attempt to make their adoptive country a better place. Could they be an example for nowadays Europe? (by Gabriel Kovats)
Athens is astonishing. Τhe city’s most revealing aspects are those that depart from the expected, familiar and treasured historic cityscapes, those that invite the gaze down a more obscure path.
Argyris Drolapas’s photographs organize a new a visual culture around Athens, using his black-and-white, duotone impressions of the city, intimate yet simultaneously distanced, to pose both ambiguous and succinct questions. With a combination of harshness and tenderness, the city gradually emerges from the now-distant 20th century, a time when Athens swelled rapidly and acquired all the characteristics of a metropolis.
Its hybrid architecture, comprising neoclassical relics and all the stages of Modernism, makes Athens a charming melting pot that stands out in the Mediterranean world. These insights in stills into a personal point of view that is well practiced in "reading" the urban landscape, introduce us to a city that is much more complex and less predictable than the prevailing stereotypes that define it. And this is, in itself, extraordinary ... Nikos Vatopoulos, journalist
The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments.
Stay tuned to learn in time about the events organised by our team.
DEC 2016: Annual contest
NOV 2016: 2nd book launch
OCT 2016: Paphos exhibition
JUL 2016: Athens exhibition
JUL 2016: BULB in Kulturama
JUN 2016: Katerini exhibition
JUN 2016: Thess. exhibition
FEB 2016: Bucharest exhibit
JAN 2016: 1st Photo CONTEST
AUG 2015: BULB at VSLO2015
JUL 2015: CUCAL Exhibition
JUN 2015: BULB 1st Book
FEB 2015: Rural Project
JAN 2015: BULB Open DAY