Interesting articles on Romania 20 Years Later

November 28, 2009

Check out this one about Herta Müller from The Guardian and also this overview of the situation in Romania from The Huffington Post as the country faces a heated presidential election 20 years after the Revolution.


Reality tempers joy of Romania’s 1989

November 16, 2009

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Nouveaux riche at the expensive Balthazar restaurant in Bucharest, 14 November 2009.

Listen to this damning NPR report about the corruption in Romania 20 Years after The Revolution here and read a Guardian article about it here.


Back in Bucharest

November 11, 2009

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I just got back from a nice weekend in Poland. I am continuing my ‘Bucharest: 20 Years Later’ Project and am photographing luxury cafes, bars and restaurants, shopping malls, luxury stores and luxury apartments this week.


Autumn in Bucharest

November 2, 2009

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Autumn has arrived and it is suddenly freezing and dark outside.


Ovidiu Rom Charity Event at Ceausescu’s Palace

November 2, 2009

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Guests arrive.

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Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu speaks to the press. Mungiu is one of the leading filmmakers of Romania’s New Wave of the past few years. His film ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days’ won the Palme d’Or at The 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

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Leslie Hawke in a black wig at the cocktail hour.

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300 Euro a plate dinner.

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Ethan Hawke with Cristian Mungiu to the right.

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The after party.

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On Halloween I took photos at the annual charity event for Leslie Hawke’s NGO Ovidiu Rom which seeks to help put impoverished Romanian children in school. The gala took place in Ceausescu’s Palace and it was simply a spectacular event with beautiful people in an amazing location. I also got to meet one of my favorite actors of all time, her son Ethan. Ovidiu Rom is doing work of the first order and I was happy to be there.