Fellow Honoris Causa: Andrei Iliescu
I was born in 1956, in Bucharest, Romania. Although my education was as an engineer, my passion for photography was formed in childhood. During the revolution in December 1989 I wandered the streets with my camera and took advantage of the chance I've been waiting for all my life. For the following eight years I was photographer for Sygma, AFP, EPA, and AP.
In 1999 I made the choice which at that time seemed to lead me a step further: working on my own in commercial photography. Different world wit h different rules. Ten years I spent working in my studio. It was a huge challenge, but all the times, photojournalism kept whispering in my ear and I remembered an old passion repressed over those years: travels. So I started traveling more and more. Now I’m working mainly on personal long-term projects, being fascinated by the culture and vision of the people from all around the world.