Fotomonday: Zâne – by Ioana Cîrlig

With “Fotomonday“, each week we showcase the work of women photographers from around the world.


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“Zâne” is an ongoing project exploring the relationship between man and nature in remote traditional Romanian villages.

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“Zână, zâne”- Mythological creature in Romanian folklore. With many different representations, it is usually a female character, beautiful and kind, with magical powers and the gift of immortality. Spirits of nature, good fairies are born from flowers and they live in forests or at the top of high mountains.

I travel looking for visual traces of the man-nature harmony in the daily lives of people living away from big crowds, up in the mountains and in the Danube Delta. 

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“I am a 29 year old Romanian photographer. I studied cinematography , worked for a few years as a photojournalist and I am currently working on independent long-term documentary projects. 
My work is focused on the relationship between man and his environment in Romania’s small towns and rural areas.”

See more of her work

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