Born on the left bank of r.Dniester in Moldavian Soviet Republic, which became an unrecognised state of Transnistria after 1991. After graduating from Journalism Department of Moldavian State University in Chisinau he became to work with different print outlets in his country as photo reporter. The lack of understanding in local media of what actually photojournalism is, led him to start working on his independent projects. After attending the “Human Rights and Photography Magnum Foundation Scholarship” he focused mostly on independent storytelling, based on observation of his own and nearby countries in their transition time.


Awards


2017 - EyeEm Awards Winner, Photojournalist category / Berlin, Germany

2015 - “30 Under 30″ Magnum Photos and The Photography Show 

2014 - Shortlisted in “Current Affairs” category at Sony World Photography Awards / London, United Kingdom 

2013 - The Circle of Life competition finalist and nominee / Vilnius, Lithuania 

2013 - Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship / New York, USA 

2011 - Council of Europe Youth Media Award / Strasbourg, France


Exhibitions


2017/06 - Left Bank / Latarka Gallery / Budapest, Hungary

2017/03 - Beyond91 Cafe Babel Project exhibition / Berlin, Germany

2016/11 - Left Bank / KOSK gallery / Munich, Germany

2016/11 - The Everyday Projects Exhibition / Foto Istanbul Festival / Istanbul, Turkey

2016/09 - Power of Press Photography exhibition / Deva / Romania

2015/10 - The Everyday Projects Exhibition / Foto Istanbul Festival / Istanbul, Turkey

2015 - The Photography Show / Birmingham, UK

2015 - “Waiting for better times” / group exhibitions at Zacheta Project Room / Warsaw, Poland

2014 - “Two on the Black Sea” at European Month of Photography / Berlin, Germany

2014 - Screening at Colorful Guizhou’s PhotoChina Original International Exhibition / Guiyang, China

2014 - Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House/ London, UK

2014 - “Transnistria” / group exhibition at Minsk Festival of Photography / Minsk, Belarus

2014 - “Euromaidan. The true story” / group exhibition in 8bitgallery / Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 - “Butterfly Disease” / Photo Circle festival / Vilnius, Lithuania

2012 - “Butterfly Disease” , open air exibition / Chisinau, Moldova


Education

2013 – New York University, Tisch School of Art,Photography and Human Rights / New York, USA)

2011 – Moldavian State University, Journalism Department / Chisinau, Moldova


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