O expozitie foto (photo essay) despre România numită „Viaţa” este accesibilă publicului american până la finalul lunii noiembrie, 2009. Artistul este Andrea Nigh.
„Viata” Life in Romania, a Photo Essay by Andrea Nigh
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This show is simply called “Viata,” the Romanian word for life. It is the best word to describe the Romanian people and their culture. A photo essay about the Romanian people and their culture by Andrea Nigh.
Kansas City, MO – infoZine – This show is simply called “Viata,” the Romanian word for life. It is the best word to describe the Romanian people and their culture. In the face of poor living conditions and post communist regime, they are still a vibrant, happy and resilient people. These images were taken during a trip to the small village of Cudalbi, a good four hours train ride from Bucharest. With a good friend and Peace Corps volunteer leading the way, villagers opened their homes to us, cooked us meals consisting of chicken, mamamiga and homemade vin. Mostly an agricultural village; the majority of these people survive on a monthly income of $60 and live without running water, electricity or modern day luxuries. Objects we take for granted on a daily bases and all the while they are hospitable, gracious and giving with what they do have. This show also includes images from Transylvania, the legendary Dracula’s Castle in Bran and the Carpathian Mountains which are home to the beautiful Painted Monasteries. This essay is not only a reflection of the living conditions and reality for the people of Cudalbi it is also a celebration of their pride and culture. A culture that although seems poor in many ways is very rich in family, land and Viata.
Andrea has a degree in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri where her love of telling stories with images evolved. Instead of following the expected path of a newspaper photographer after college, she started her own business; Andrea Nigh Photography. Shooting mainly weddings and portraits she also freelances and is a published sports photographer. Andrea also continues to create photo essays and in the process hopes that she can educate and open the eyes of others to different cultures and experiences.
First Friday, November 6th 6-10pm
„Viata” Life in Romania, a photo essay by Andrea Nigh
404 E. 18th St. Kansas City, MO 64108
Show runs through November 28th