Concerned photographer and speaker of truth to power.
Mugur Vărzariu was born in Bucharest in 1970. He studied Economics at the Academy of Economic Studies, graduated with an EMBA, spent three years in law school, and worked for more than fifteen years as a marketing strategist before deciding to dedicate himself to social work and documentary photography.
His voluntary social work for the benefit of various disadvantaged groups has brought him international recognition and a reputation as a defender of human rights. As a direct result of his involvement, thousands of people have been saved from forced evictions.
A frequent speaker on various social topics, Mugur constantly tries to change people’s mind-sets and to provide the younger generation with a model for civic involvement and responsibility.
“I am the first on the scene and the last to leave. I work as if my life depended on it and hopefully it shows. The only person I am in competition with is myself and I am never bothered about how other photographers might frame a particular situation. For me, it’s never about getting the ‘perfect’ shot; it’s about not failing the people I approach through my camera.”