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.

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Work featured by UNICEF

July 19, 2009

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A picture of mine appears on the UNICEF Romania website from my ongoing work for Leslie Hawke’s Ovidiu Rom NGO which seeks to help put impoverished Romanian children in school.


On assignment for the NGO Ovidiu Rom outside Bucharest

January 28, 2009

Today I was privileged to tag along in the field with the charming Nadia and Dana from Leslie Hawke’s (the American actor Ethan’s mother) NGO called Ovidiu Rom which seeks to help put impoverished Romanian children in school. We drove outside Bucharest to the small village of Vizuresti and spent the day teaching kindergarteners as well as knocking on doors and speaking with parents in the hopes of getting their children to come to school. Leslie came to Romania first in 2000 with the Peace Corps and then started Ovidiu Rom in 2001. She is doing humanitarian work of the first order. It was truly a joy to participate. Here are a few images and the larger edit can be seen here.

Nadia makes house calls.

Dana plays with the kindergarteners.

A Roma child.


















Dana and Nadia discussing on our way out of Vizuresti.