iReadfaces – an exhibition showing over 250 photographic portraits signed by Cristian Radu will open at The Ark in Bucharest, Wednesday at 8 PM, the organizers of the event told Mediafax.
iReadfaces is a photographic project that took off in the summer with an author’s self-portrait, and continued with a few more dozens of works. Hundreds of people including Cristi Puiu, Cristian Crisbasan, Jean-Lorin Sterian, Dan Persinaru, Vali Barbulescu, Carla Szabo, Cornel Lazia, Alexandru Balasescu and Cristi Balint let themselves be photographed ‘without the masques they wear in the society everyday’.
The concept of the exhibition – Cristian Radu, the author of the project, explains – is ‘to show people as they really are’. ‘My challenge was to convince them to take off their masques, and their challenge was to see themselves as I show them’ the photograph said. Cristian Radu has studied photography at the Ecole Nationale Superieure Louis-Lumiere of Paris. He has worked with various Romanian magazines, and now he has works exhibited at the Karousel – the only Romanian exclusive photography gallery. The exhibition will be open until December 3, from 10 AM to 7 PM. Entry will be free.
Photographs taken in prison by six inmates at the Targsor Women’s Prison, coordinated by Cosmin Bumbut will be shown in an exhibition at the Nottara Theatre on November 25/26, within the National Inmates Theatre Festival. The National Prison Administration informs in a press release that the six prisoners locked up at the Targsor penitentiary had attended a photography workshop organised by Cosmin Bumbut in their orison, in July – August this year. They were equipped with cameras by the F64 shop and, for two months, were able to take photos inside the penitentiary. ‘I was amazed after the first training course; the girls had already taken a few good photographs suitable for an exhibition’, Cosmin Bumbut said. He further noted that the inmates had continued to improve their skills and that, at the end of the project, it had been very difficult for him to make a selection out of a total of 14,000 pictures.
Online Christmas radio channel ProFM Xmas launched
ProFM has launched ProFM Xmas, an online radio station dedicated to the winter holidays, which can be listened to at www.profm.ro, according to a press release to Mediafax. People who want to listen to the most beautiful Romanian and international Christmas music of all times only need to visit www.profm.ro. ‘Apart from the extremely well-known Christmas pieces, our play lists will cover a wide range of genres (dance, pop, pop rock, country, oldies), as long as a long period of time, from the first Christmas songs in the 1940s up to the latest pieces of contemporary artists’, ProFM live stream Manager Bogdan Graur said.
Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Jackson 5, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, but also Celine Dion, Gregorian, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Stefan Hrusca, Stefan Banica, Anca Parghel, Andra or Nicola are some of the artists in the play lists of the new ProFM Xmas stream that will be accessible until December 31.