Lifelong learners: Vicențiu Dîngă

SHORT PROFILE Name: Vicențiu Dîngă Occupation: Public Relations Manager Twitter: @thisisvince Tell me a bit about yourself and your background. I’m a 27 year old Romanian guy who’s been living in Amsterdam for the past 5 years, having come here for a Master’s degree back in 2012 and who never left. Since then, I’ve gone through a few…

Lifelong learners: Andreea Vasile

SHORT PROFILE Name: Andreea Vasile Occupation: Writer Tagline: So much to live, so little time. Andreea, do you always tell the truth in your writing? I always tell my truth. And sometimes I manage to also tell The Truth, the kind of truth that feels real to everyone, no matter who they are or where…

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Lifelong Learners: Cristina Cazacu

Cristina is a Bucharest based art director and illustrator. She’s been working in advertising for several years and when the job hours are over she goes home and puts on the freelancer cape. She has worked with big brands, like Martini and Philip Morris International, but also for magazines, non-profit organisations and small start-ups. Chris is…

Lifelong learners: Laura Blackwell

Meet Laura. She is a creative textile designer based in Leeds who studied textiles at A-level, went on to art college to do a foundation, then studied textile design (specialising in knit) at Huddersfield.  I’ve had a few weird jobs since then. I designed socks in my gap year, travelled to South Africa and designed…

Interview with photojournalist Mircea Reștea

Mircea Reștea is a contributing photographer for Documentaria, a project created to showcase, through documentary photography, written stories and infographics, fragments of reality of Romanian life. Mircea has been a photojournalist for seventeen years and starting with 2013 he’s been working as a freelancer. The main focus of the Elections 2014, a project created by the…

Ciprian Hord – Out of the dark

Ciprian, 37, started photographing at 29. Because he discovered late what he really wanted to do, he says now he has to work hard to make up for the lost time. For him documentary photography means to depict reality through simple, powerful and straightforward images, in order to show as much as possible the truth of…

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Lifelong learners: Leila Johnston

Leila Johnston is among those people I don’t personally know, but I find her terribly interesting and inspiring. The first time I discovered her was through Hack Circus, a peculiar and mesmerizing magazine, in the sense that I haven’t read something like it before and I was completely hooked from the first pages. In her…

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My mother, as a book unfolding

For a big period of my life I couldn’t imagine my parents to be something other than just parents. My parents. As if they were trapped into a time frame where their only identity and purpose was to be just Mom and Dad. True, they happened to have jobs and parents of their own and…