Colors of Romania, the yearly photo exhibition held by a group of expat women in Romania, opened at Crowne Plaza hotel in Bucharest. The exhibition runs from May 19th until June 3rd.
After Romania through the lenses of expat women and An A to Z of Romania, Colors of Romania shows the richness of the colors that demonstrate the strength of the country, the organizers say. They are a group of 34 ladies originating from 19 different cultures, linked by their shared passion for photography.
The organizers say the exhibition is not only aimed at portraying the country through the benevolent objectives of expatriate eyes and camera lenses. It will also be a way of raising funds for several NGOs and foundations active in Romania through the sale of photo prints and a photo book.
The benefiting NGOs and foundations are: Mia’s children, Asociatia Speranta Pentru Sanatate (Hope for Health), Our Lady of Mercy in Romania, Parada, Hospice Casa Sperentei, Mia (Casa Valentina), Fundatia Inocenti, Light into Europe and Second Chance.
Photo prints of items exhibited at Crowne Plaza can be ordered through www.coloursofromania.org on on different supports (canvas, aluminum or in traditional frames) and in different formats. As done in previous years, the exhibitors have produced a book of photographs. The book includes larger photo portfolios of the exhibitors and flavored details of the moments when the photos were taken. The price per book is 60 RON (50 RON if you get more than one). Copies of the book will also be available from the Crowne Plaza gift shop.
Photographers participating in the exhibition come from Spain, Slovakia, Pakistan, Scotland, Ireland, England, Peru, USA, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, France, South Africa, Iran, Italy, Belgium and Turkey. They are also Romanians having recently returned to their country after many years spent abroad.
See some photos from the project bellow.