My parents flew from communist dictatorship in Romania to West Germany for a free, curious and diverse life.
As a child I travelled with them all over the world to remote areas. No church, no village, no local curiosity, no encounter was left behind.
The curiosity of the unknown and its beauty is their legacy to me and photography a tool to experience how to build a bridge, to cross it and to understand the other, myself, the difference and the connection.
When all else falls away, these experiences remain and photography accelerates them.
Originally, ballet dancer and lawyer, photography is my third "life", self taught with diverse masterclasses (Ed Kashi, Ludovic Carème, Serge Picard) and a graduation in photojournalism from the NYIP, New York and Speos, Paris.
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