Fine art, sculpture & photography in the heart of Kyiv since 1988
Journeys of Corneliu Cazacu
“I have always enjoyed more telling a human story than photograhing landscapes. This exhibition is an attempt to bridge the duality of... landscape and social documentary photography.
King Gesar celebration, Yachen Gar, Sichuan, China. 50 mm x 75 mm, Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl Paper.
The project “UDLAENGSEL: Journeys of Corneliu Cazacu” is the confluence of several series which each could have been the subject of an individual exhibition. The title is taken from the Danish word which conveys the ‘passion for travelling’ or Wanderlust (German), a condition which has taken the photographer to the furthest parts of the world in a quest for documenting the magical moments of both natural and human life.
The photos take the onlooker from the icy waters and the icebergs of Greenland and the otherworldly Jökulsárlon (The Glacial Lagoon) in Iceland, to the glaciers of Peru and the drying salt lake in Shiraz, Iran. They show glimpses into belief systems of different people reflected in the folk practices of Romania, the Mexican Day of the Dead, the King Gezar celebration in the Sichuan province of China, and even a familiar scene of the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine.
Corneliu Cazacu is a Danish-Romanian photographer and writer based in Munich, Germany. He specializes in nature, architecture, reportage, and music photography. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines such as National Geographic US, Foreign Policy, EU Observer, Romania libera, Dilema veche et al. His photographs can be found in private collections in the US, Germany, France, Denmark, Romania and Ukraine.
Winner of two first prizes and a second prize in the "Mihai Vasile" photography contest organised by the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism, Romania, 2015.
Winner of the SIR photo contest Munich, 2016 (photographing integration of refugees in Munich).
IPA - int´l professional awards 2016 - Honorable Mention - Nature : Sunset Category
Winner of Travel Photographer Society contest 2017 (People & Culture)
Honorable mentions at the MonoVisions photography awards (2017).
1996-1997: Plougmann & Vingtoft Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
1998-2016: Collective yearly exhibition in the European Patent Office, Munich, Germany
2015: Presentation of Euromaidan revolution photos and participation in the panel debate
"Ukraine in the eyes of Eastern European Intelligentsia" in Brussels, Belgium
2017: Solo exhibition at Triptych: Global Arts Workshop, Kyiv, Ukraine
The photo size is uniformly 50 x 75 mm with top and side borders of 8 mm and a bottom border of 9 mm. Inkjet printing on Epson printers with light resistant UltraChrome™ K3 inks with Vivid Magenta Technology on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl Paper, an archival paper with a premium pearl inkjet coating and is compatible with both pigment-based and dye-based ink systems. The paper is ideal for photo & fine art reproduction, digital art, limited edition prints, presentation prints, albums, and greeting cards. All Hahnemühle papers are extremely resistant to ageing in compliance with DIN 6738 and offer the highest life expectancy of several hundred years. The permanence of the print, i.e. the colour adherence is ink dependent and with UV resistant inks (pigmented inks) can last for more than 100 years.