They will join the platform’s activities to present their work to international professionals and to network, amongst other opportunities that will be developed for them, including exhibitions, publishing opportunities, portfolio reviews, and more.
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Claudiu Guraliuc (b. 19__) is a fine art photographer and educator based in Cluj, Romania. His work specialises in fine art portraiture and nudes, inspired by the aesthetics of Old Master paintings from the Baroque period. Guraliuc holds a Licentiate from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, and has achieved numerous international accolades for his work; in January 2022, he received the International Master Photographer of the Year Award. His images have been published by a range of international photography magazines, and his work is found in both private and public collections in Europe, Asia and the United States. Guraliuc is represented by Katsea Art Gallery, Baltimore, and Influx Gallery, London.
Cristina Gârleșteanu (b. 1984) is a photographer and marketing professional. With a background in social sciences – she attended the Faculty of International Relations and European Studies at UBB Cluj-Napoca – photography was a means to bring her closer to this field. A former Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine FOTO4all, Gârleșteanu is also a co-founder of Bucharest Photo Week. Her images have been published in a range of magazines, whilst her work has featured in various group and solo exhibitions, most recently in the USA and Mexico. Gârleșteanu is a member of Women Street Photographers. Her photobook, The Flight Odyssey, was published in 2022.
Hajdu Tamás (b. 1976) was born in Transylvania. Today, he works as both a veterinarian and a photographer in Baia Mare, Romania. His work has been recognised by a series of prizes, including the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, and the 2015 LensCulture Exposure Awards. Tamás’ photographs have been exhibited in multiple exhibitions including the Spotlight Romania Show at GEMAK in The Hague, the Netherlands. His work has featured in a number of international publications, including Punctum, Practical Photography, Vice, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, The Independent, La Repubblica, National Geographic and The Guardian.
Luciana M. Vulea
Luciana M. Vulea (b. 19__) is a PhD student in Visual Arts and a university assistant at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Living in a world of images, she draws inspiration from a broad range of imagery and artistic techniques – many of which she integrates into her own practice. As a doctoral student, Vulea’s research examines the insertion of virtuality into the contemporary imaginary. Her role as a university assistant involves teaching 2D and 3D animation to students. Vulea’s work also spans conservation – through the restoration of old photographs – as well as various curatorial activities.
Luiza Marinas is a Romanian photographer, whose work merges elements of fine art, conceptual photography, portraiture, documentary photography and travel photography. Travel was her entry point into the discipline; for Marinas, photographing other cultures offered a means to better understand herself. She photographed people and places in Romania, Mongolia, Nepal, Argentina, India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Jordan, Iceland and Greenland, before later turning to the world of fine art and conceptual photography. Her photographs have been published by the likes of Blur Magazine, National Geographic and Vogue Italia, whilst her work has featured in several exhibitions in Romania and abroad.