Tearful eyes

“Tearful eyes”

the boy from Copsa Mica

This little boy lives in a dark, ruined house in Copsa Mica town, Romania. The very poor and poverty stricken family has a home which has no doors and no windows. I made the photo in August 2008.

Copsa Mica  has a dark background.  It was one of  Europe’s most polluted towns in the 1990 ‘s and remains the most polluted town in Romania to this day (2008). During the socialist regime the facts about pollution in Copsa Mica were kept secret. After the fall of the Communist regime in Romania (1989 December) in the early nineties, industry in Copsa Mica was in crisis, and the soot factory was closed in 1993. At that time some of the workers left the town, the blocks of flats were abandoned. In 1998 a company bought the Copsa Mica smelting works and the metal factory. In 2008 the pollution was more less like before 1989, but it was present. In 2008, many people in the city suffer from lead poisoning …


Awards:

58 awards / 27 countries / 5 continents:

Worldwide Photography Gala Awards “Portraits & People Around the World 2011″ – United Kingdom

– one of the most prestigious professional portrait and people photo contest in the world –

1st Prize & Best of the Show Award / Winner of the “Portrait & People Around the World 2011″ Photo Contest

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Fremantle Portrait Prize 2012 – Australia

– one of the most prestigious professional portrait photo contest in the world –

SPECIAL Prize Award Winner

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22ème Biennale Internationale – Reflet Mondial de la Photographie 2013 – Belgium

Grand Prix de la Ville de Mouscron – Grand Prize Award Winner

 1st Olympic Photographic Circuit 2013 – Greece

HPC Plaque Award / Best Entry per Salon “Aphrodite”

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FIAP Blue Badge / Best Author of the Salon “Aphrodite”

“Aphrodite” Salon Diplom

“6th Yuanlin International Exhibition of Photography 2012 – Taiwan

Grand Award: The Mayor of Yuanlin Township Special Medal Award for the highest top score image / Open Color category

“Poverty and exclusion” – André Kertész Photo Contest  – Hungary

Grand Prize Winner & Bronze Plaque / Professional section

1st Prize Winner + Golden Diplom / Social life category / Professional section

5th International Salon of Photography “Mersin 2011″ – Turkey

FIAP Gold Medal

   International Exhibition of Photography “Belgrade Photo Autumn 2011” – Serbia

FIAP Gold Medal

3rd International Salon of Photography “Women 2014” – Serbia

FIAP Gold Medal

DPW Three Country Grand Circuit 2014 – Serbia

FIAP Gold Medal

Canvas 2017 – Montenegro

FIAP Gold Medal

   5th International Salon of Digital Photography “CELJE 2011″ – Slovenia

PSA Gold Medal

   ISO 2011 – International Sillian Organisation Photo Competition – Belgium

PSA Gold Medal

   3rd International Salon of Photography “Between the Sky and the Earth 2012” – Slovenia

PSA Gold Medal


2nd International Salon of Photography “Novi Sad 2012”  – Serbia

PSA Gold Medal

1st Greek Photographic Circuit 2013 – Greece

HPSC Gold Medal

1st International Salon “Reflection 2014” – Serbia

FSS Gold Medal

Image Sans Frontière /ISF/ WORLD CUP 2014Vietnam, France, Spain, Cyprus, Italy, Ukraine

ISF Gold Medal / Ukraine

International Photographic Competition “Three Best Photographs of 2011” – U.S.A.

1st Prize Winner

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Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2010 – Great Britain

1st Prize Winner / On the Streets category

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International Photography Award  “OASIS Photo Contest” 2013 – Italy

– one of the most prestigious photo contest in the world – Italy’s most prestigious photo contest –

3rd Prize Winner / People category

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XXVII. Hungarian Press Photo Contest – Hungary

– the most prestigious photo contest in Hungary –

2nd Prize Winner / Social life category

8ème Salon International d’Art Photographique de Limours 2014 – France

FIAP Blue badge / Best Author of the Salon

International Exhibition of Photography “Rock 2013” – Serbia

FIAP Blue badge / Best Author of the Salon

1st RTANJ International Exhibition 2013 – Serbia

FIAP Blue badge / Best Author of the Salon

Salon Bronz Medal

NATURA NATURANS – 1st International Salon – Serbia

FIAP Blue badge / Best Author of the Salon

International Photography Exhibition “World around us 2013” – Serbia

FIAP Blue badge / Best Author of the Salon

1st International Photography Show “My journey – 2013” – Ukraine

FIAP Blue badge / Best Author of the Salon

° 2nd “Bardaf” International Exhibition of Photography 2013 – Slovakia

FIAP Bronz Medal

2. Salon Internacional Federacion Argentina de Fotografia 2012 – Argentina

FAF Silver Medal

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8ème Salon International d’Art Photographique de Limours 2014 – France

Silver Medal / Color section

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International Exhibition of Photography “City Life” 2012 – Serbia

Bronz Salon Medal

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1st International Salon of Photography “My favourite photos 2014” – Serbia

DPA Bronz Medal

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1. DPW WMC Circuit 2015 – Serbia

DPW Bronz Medal

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International Photo Competition PREMFOTO 2011 – Romania

FIAP Honorable Mention

2nd Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art 2012 – Norway

FIAP Honorable Mention

1st International Salon of Photography MOF 2013 – Turkey

FIAP Honorable Mention

1st IPA International Digital Photography Competition 2014 – China

FIAP Honorable Mention

Tallaght International Salon of Photographic Art 2012 – Ireland

PSA Honorable Mention

45th Howrah Color International Salon 2013 – India

PSA Honorable Mention

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1st Greek Photographic Circuit 2013 – Greece

HPSC Honorable Mention

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7th Annual Photography Masters Cup 2014 – U.S.A.

 Honorable Mention / Children of the World

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Oxford International Salon of Photography 2013 – England

Honorable Mention

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Monochrome Photography Awards 2015 – U.S.A

Honorable Mention

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48th SIEP – Sydney International Exhibition of Photography 2013 – Australia

SIEP Ribbon of Merit

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Fokus – 1st International Photography Competition 2013 – Turkey

UPI Honorable Mention

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1st Portrait Circuit – International Photography Contest 2012 – Serbia

Salon Prize

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5th International Salon of Photography “Banja Luka 2011” – Bosnia&Herzegovina

AUFBiH Silver Plaquet

“Carol Pop de Szathmari” – International Annyversary Salon 2011 – Romania

AAFR Bronze Medal

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7th French Digital Tour 2012 – France

UPI Diplom

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ILFORD International Photo Competition 2013 – Switzerland

Highly commended

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2nd International “Rotary Photo Contest” 2012 – Italy

Special Mention

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DIGA – North Georgia Circuit 2014 – U.S.A.

Honorable Mention

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International Color Awards 2013 – U.S.A.

Certificate of Merit

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“Terabellamedia Open Portfolio” International Photo Contest 2013 – U.S.A.

Honorable Mention

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International Circuit Exhibition of Photography “Rock 2013” – Serbia

Salon Prize

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