The 2016 photography book “Reflections of Romania” has been recently launched in Bucharest, unveiling amazing photos about Romania captured by expat women living here.
Following the silent auction comprising some of the best photographic prints from the book, as judged by the panel, 20 out of the 22 prints were sold with total proceedings counting for RON 6,175. At the same time, 40 new books and 16 old editions were purchased, with earnings mounting to RON 2,400.
With Scott Allsop, Head of Humanities at British School of Bucharest, presenting the auction and with photos signed by Mihai Constantineanu, the event took place in a friendly atmosphere, with impressive shots all around, depicting a little bit of Romania’s spirit, be it in the wild mountains, in the Danube Delta or in various locations in Bucharest.
“These are not Photoshop photos, this is Romania the way it is. I congratulate these ladies for the project and thank you for making me part of it,“ Mihai Constantineanu told the live bidding event.
More books are available for you to enjoy live a little piece of Romania.
The project “Romania Through the Lenses of Expat Women” started seven years ago when a group of amateur photographers combined their passion for photography with the desire to give something back to the country they were living in.
A charity project was subsequently born, the production of a book featuring photographs taken around Romania. Twenty one amateur expat women photographers take part in this project on an annual basis. The participants share the task of publishing the book. They each provide photographs taken by them of their travels and experiences within Romania. The pictures for the book are selected by a jury of well-established photographers. They choose the best two photographs from each participant to be published in the book. One of these is enlarged and printed and these form the Reflections of Romania exhibition. All prints are available for purchase.
All the money raised through sponsorship and book sales goes to nominated charities, this year, project supports Association of Social Services SCUT Brasov (http://www.scutbv.ro) and Atelier Fara Frontiere Association. SCUT announced that it has already received EUR 1,000.
The Romania Journal was among the event’s media partners.