Mirela Balea
Photographer

I’m a cultural events photographer and currently a student at National University of Arts in Bucharest. I discovered my passion for photography a few years ago and I decided to follow through. Even though I didn’t rush into it, allowing myself to take the time I needed to learn and grow, I fell in love with it more and more. I was fascinated by the possibility of expressing my feelings and emotions through such a powerful visual medium.

As a visual artist who works with images, I let myself be inspired by everything around me. I like to observe the complexity of nature to which I often return, to capture moments of people’s lives or to discover my own personal space towards feeling a connection that grew stronger during the pandemic.

I’m grateful to be witness to such abundance of visual stories of this world.

Photography carried me on paths I would not have dreamt about giving me the opportunity to better understand myself as an individual within this vast wonderful diversity of people. I have met extraordinary people along the way and so far it has been an amazing journey.

My work was featured in National Geographic Your Shot platform, where two of my photos were published.

Mirela Balea
Photographer

I’m a cultural events photographer and currently a student at National University of Arts in Bucharest. I discovered my passion for photography a few years ago and I decided to follow through. Even though I didn’t rush into it, allowing myself to take the time I needed to learn and grow, I fell in love with it more and more. I was fascinated by the possibility of expressing my feelings and emotions through such a powerful visual medium.

As a visual artist who works with images, I let myself be inspired by everything around me. I like to observe the complexity of nature to which I often return, to capture moments of people’s lives or to discover my own personal space towards feeling a connection that grew stronger during the pandemic.

I’m grateful to be witness to such abundance of visual stories of this world.

Photography carried me on paths I would not have dreamt about giving me the opportunity to better understand myself as an individual within this vast wonderful diversity of people. I have met extraordinary people along the way and so far it has been an amazing journey.

My work was featured in National Geographic Your Shot platform, where two of my photos were published.

  • 13 Stories of War
    Publication
    Ukrainian Warchive
    International
    Welcome to the book release of 13 Stories of War, published by Ukrainian Warchive supported, among others, by the Hasselblad Foundation. In the book, The Ukrainian Warchive has brought together visual essays created by 13 Ukrainian photographers and artists responding to the profound impact of full-scale war on their country and its people since the Russian invasion in February 2022. (more…)
  • Eoghan Ryan: Against the Day
    Feb 1 – Mar 24, 2024
    Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art
    Oldenburg, Germany
    Irish artist Eoghan Ryan’s solo exhibition Against the Day at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art spans moving image, installation, performance, puppetry, and collage. His new commission, the video installation Circle A (2023), premieres in the company of three installations from recent years. These works explore the intricacies of how power is communicated through media culture and language. In adapting personas, characters, and unrehearsed conversations, they expand into fable-like takes on the collective and the personal as “institutions”. (more…)