There is no border between photography and poetry. Photography is, just like poetry, full of lyrism. Somewhere, high up, they meet, they mix, they mingle. Photogralysm.
While an art such as literature seeks, through words, the Word, Photography reveals the light within the Light: this is the premise of my visual expression endeavours. Obsessively fascinated by the power with which the photographical art bears testimony that the world is ”good from the viewpoint of its purpose, beautiful as making, complex from the perspective of its existence and spiritual through its very materiality” (Horia Bernea), I do my best to acknowledge the assertion in the quote above.
I live in Magurele, Prahova county, Romania. Ph.D. in literature. Should you be walking the hilly surroundings of my natal village, chances are you will run into me.
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Photos and articles published in: LensWork, Photo Magazine, Chip Foto-Video, Foto4All, Fotoblur, Landscape Photography Magazine, B&W Minimalism Magazine, FeatureShoot.com, Revista Satul, The Photo Paper, F-Stop, qTp Magazine, Photo Travel, World Photographers' Summit, 210 Photographers. 1X2 (1x.com), LiterNet.ro, blog.f64.ro, danubedeltalife.social, oitzarisme.ro, ilpost.it, dodho.com, 591photography.com, foto-magazin.ro. Co-author of the book ”De ce fotografia? (Why Photography?)” (see the ”Books” section).
Personal and collective exhibitions in: Cernăuți, Tehran, Buhalnița, Iași, Ipotești, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Bucharest, Hague, Ploiești, Lucca, Cluj, Lyon, Brașov, Amsterdam, London, Gura Humorului, Bușteni etc.
Interviews: * in English: Landscape Photography Magazine #96; LensWork #129; 1x.com (Andrei Baciu: Photogralysm, when photography and poetry meet and mix); Shoot The Frame – Winner in the Spotlight; qTp Magazine * in Romanian: „Artistul fotograf Andrei Baciu, invitat la TVR Iaşi”; F64 Photo Story. Begin your journey; Marțea Foto, live la F64 – Despre metaforă în fotografie, cu Andrei Baciu și Cristian Bassa; „Căutându-l pe Eminescu” – tabără fotografică la Ipotești, 14-17 iulie 2016; Oitzarisme Storytelling cu Andrei Baciu, la F64; Dialog 100%; Interviu despre proiectul „Viața și întâmplările din jurul podului de la Blejoi”; „Omul, Emoția și Fotografia”; Hyperliteratura.ro; Chip Foto-Video; Foto4All.
Most important distinctions: * Shoottheland.com, November 2013 edition – Winner * The National Touristical Photography Salon (Romania), December 2013 – Two First Prizes, in Landscape and, respectively, Portrait categories * Photo Romania Festival 2013 – Winner of Landscape section * TVR Timisoara/TVR 3 – ”FotoShow” TV programme, March 2012, First Prize in Humour Photography contest * International Photography Awards 2011: Honorable Mention in Still life/ Non-Pro category * Black & White Spider Awards 2010 (6th Edition): two nominations in Fine Art, one in People and one in Still life category * International Photography Awards One Shot: The Landscape 2011, Top 25 Selection * Digital Camera Photographer of the Year (U.K.). 2010, Highly Commended (second place), Portfolio category * International Photography Awards 2010, Third Place in People-Culture/ Non-Pro category and three other Honorable Mentions * Calul Guta, April's best article on foto-magazin.ro, 2010 * British Romanian Chamber of Commerce Photo Competition: Romania's Hidden Treasures, First Prize, 2009 * The International Satire and Humour Festival Marul de Aur, Bistrita, Romania, Second Prize, 2009 * British Romanian Chamber of Commerce Photo Competition Looking at Romania through Rose Tinted Lenses, Special Prize, 2008 * fotomagazin.ro Photojournalism November contest, First Place, 2007