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Photo Contest- Gypsy culture- International Romani Art Festival (Romania)

International Romani Art Festival www.iraf.ro
31 august- 6 septembrie 2007, Timisoara, Romania

Photocontest:
The single themes (max 7/ theme):
So keres? (How are you ?)
Nomad’s life
Roma traditions
Poverty/ Richness

Photo essay (5-15 photos)

deadline: 10th of July
photocontest@iraf.ro

http://www.iraf.ro/events/foto_en.html

by Luiza Puiu at 2007-06-10 13:52:36 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Timisoara , Romania | Bookmark | | Report spam→

multumescu foarte multe, e foarte interesant.

jeremy

by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert | 11 Jun 2007 00:06 | Tokyo, Japan | | Report spam→
thx for info :-)

by [former member] | 11 Jun 2007 07:06 | Katowice, Poland | | Report spam→
I got a mail from that photo contest, but i dont understand anything.. can somebody translate it for me, please?

“Juriul a hotarat castigatorii concursului foto propus de International Romani Art Festival :)
Multe imagini frumoase. Felicitari tuturor!
International Romani Art Festival, Timisoara, 31 august- 6 septembrie
www.iraf.ro

Fotoreportaj:
1. Sorin Onisor
2. David Dare Parker din Australia
3. Livea Geabelea

Saracie/ Bogatie
1. Vlad Eftenie
2. Jasmin Brutus din Bosnia

So Keres
1. Vlad Eftenie
2. Aga Luczakauska din Polonia

Traditii Rome
1. Voicu Bojan
2. Mircea Gherase

Viata de Nomad
1. Erica McDonald din America
2. Alina Andrei

Juriul a fost format din Mihai Barbu (fotoreporter Reuters), Cosmin Bumbut (fotograf), Petrut Calinescu (Panos Pictures), Bogdan Croitoru (freelancer, colaborator permanent National Geographic), Silviu Ghetie (Grupul fotografic 7 zile), Marius Nemes (Fotoreporter), Gicu Serban (Grupul 7 zile), Mihai Vasile (Editor sef Mediafaxfoto)
Detalii despre ei gasiti la http://www.iraf.ro/events/foto_juriu.html

Fotografiile castigatoare alaturi de inca cateva selectate de juriu vor fi expuse de noi in timpul festivalului si pe siteul www.iraf.ro .
Castigatorii vor primi premiile la o luna dupa festival. (sorry)

Mersi tuturor si dati un semn daca ajungeti in Timisoara in timpul Iraf! :)"

I can only assume Erica got 1th place and i got 2nd…

translation, please :-)

by [former member] | 16 Aug 2007 06:08 (ed. Aug 16 2007) | Katowice, Poland | | Report spam→
… and on this theme. My fave Roma photos are http://www.chrystelrigaud.com/gallery.php?section=Romania&po=7

really superb stuff

by Con O'Donoghue | 16 Aug 2007 08:08 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
Aga, maybe You`re right :-)

by Jasmin Brutus | 19 Aug 2007 19:08 | Visoko, Bosnia & Herzegovina | | Report spam→
If anyone has an actual translation, that would be great, but though I don’t speak Romani either, as far as I can tell (degree in Linguistics), this says essentially..

Jury is in on the International Romani Art Festival, we received many submissions. Congratulations to all!

International Romani Art Festival, Timisoara, 31 august- 6 september www.iraf.ro

Photo Essay: 1. Sorin Onisor 2. David Dare Parker from Australia 3. Livea Geabelea

Poverty/ Richness 1. Vlad Eftenie 2. Jasmin Brutus from Bosnia

How are you? 1. Vlad Eftenie 2. Aga Luczakauska from Poland

Roma traditions 1. Voicu Bojan 2. Mircea Gherase

A nomad’s life 1. Erica McDonald from America 2. Alina Andrei

Jurors include Mihai Barbu (photojournalist Reuters), Cosmin Bumbut (photographer), Petrut Calinescu (Panos Pictures), Bogdan Croitoru (freelance, regular contributer to National Geographic), Silviu Ghetie (The Photo Group 7 Days), Marius Nemes (photojournalist), Gicu Serban (The Photo Group 7 Days), Mihai Vasile (Editor Mediafaxfoto)
details and bios at http://www.iraf.ro/events/foto_juriu.html

The best photos will be exposed in 5 exhibitions (one for each theme) in and online at www.iraf.ro. Winning photos will be published in a photo album which will be distributed for free during during and after the festival.

Thanks to all and see you at the festival!

by [former member] | 19 Aug 2007 19:08 (ed. Aug 19 2007) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Erica, probably You had very, very good, pardon, excellent marks in Linguistics.

by Jasmin Brutus | 19 Aug 2007 19:08 | Visoko, Bosnia & Herzegovina | | Report spam→
That may be, but if anyone speaks Romani we will find out how much (or how little) of it stayed with me!

by [former member] | 19 Aug 2007 19:08 (ed. Aug 19 2007) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
hy, sorry :)
i have also sent the email in english..
nobody got it????

by Luiza Puiu | 19 Aug 2007 20:08 (ed. Aug 19 2007) | Timisoara, Romania | | Report spam→
hi Luiza,
I know neither Aga or myself received an english version..would you mind sending it or posting it here?
curious too about if we can get copies of the printed ‘book’, and the ‘photo appartatus’ awards..
thanks so much! (how poor is my Romani translation?)

by [former member] | 19 Aug 2007 20:08 (ed. Aug 19 2007) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
I didn`t get the email in English :-)

by Jasmin Brutus | 19 Aug 2007 20:08 | Visoko, Bosnia & Herzegovina | | Report spam→
hey Jasmin, congrats to you, didn’t recognize your name from LS! anyone else a LSer?

by [former member] | 19 Aug 2007 23:08 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks Erica for the translation and best of luck to Luiza with the Festival.

by David Dare Parker | 20 Aug 2007 00:08 | Perth, Australia | | Report spam→
hy, sorry, this was the email in english:

Hello everyone,

So keres?

The jury has deliberated and decided which are the winners of the photo contest proposed by

International Romani Art Festival
Lots of beautiful images. Congratulations to everyone!
International Romani Art Festival, Timisoara, 31 august- 6 septembrie, Timisoara, Romania
www.iraf.ro

Photo Essay:
1. Sorin Onisor
2. David Dare Parker din Australia
3. Livea Geabelea

Poorness/ Richness
1. Vlad Eftenie
2. Jasmin Brutus din Bosnia

So Keres
1. Vlad Eftenie
2. Aga Luczakauska din Polonia

Roma Traditions
1. Voicu Bojan
2. Mircea Gherase

Nomad living
1. Erica McDonald din America
2. Alina Andrei

The members of the jury are: Mihai Barbu (Reuters), Cosmin Bumbut (photographer), Petrut Calinescu (Panos Pictures), Bogdan Croitoru (freelancer, National Geographic), Silviu Ghetie (“7 zile” photo group), Marius Nemes (photojournalist), Gicu Serban (“7 zile” photo group), Mihai Vasile (Senior Editor Mediafaxfoto)

For furtherils about the members of the jury please visit: http://www.iraf.ro/events/foto_juriu.html

The wining photgraphs along with some other also selected by the jury will be exhibited during the festival and will also be posted on the festival’s website www.iraf.ro .
The winners will receive their prize a month after the festival has ended.
Thank you everyone and please let me know if you happen to be in Timisoara during IRAF!:)

by Luiza Puiu | 20 Aug 2007 07:08 (ed. Aug 20 2007) | Timisoara, Romania | | Report spam→
Hi,
Congrats to all!
just one thing…romani is the language of roma( gypsy) minority met in many countries.
language in the text above is romanian.
it just sounds similar :)

by Carmen Gr | 20 Aug 2007 07:08 | bucharest, Romania | | Report spam→
Thanks to all. And I think IRAF will be great festival.
Congrats to all!!!

by Jasmin Brutus | 20 Aug 2007 08:08 | Visoko, Bosnia & Herzegovina | | Report spam→
thanks Luiza and wish I could be there. Congrats to all, can’t wait to see the exhibit online.

by [former member] | 20 Aug 2007 11:08 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
I wil be happy to get some new info.. i didn’t get any new informations when and how i will get a prize…also there is no online gallery

by [former member] | 30 Oct 2007 21:10 | Ketchikan ALASKA, United States | | Report spam→
Sent You a PM.

by Jasmin Brutus | 30 Oct 2007 23:10 | Visoko, Bosnia & Herzegovina | | Report spam→
thank you , i got it

by [former member] | 30 Oct 2007 23:10 | Ketchikan ALASKA, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Jasmin, can I get in the loop as well?

by [former member] | 31 Oct 2007 01:10 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
still no info from organizators…

by [former member] | 17 Dec 2007 10:12 | Katowice, Poland | | Report spam→
Agreed, the last I heard was from Jasmin 10/30 saying that she had contacted Luiza from IRAF couple weeks prior who told her that they have some difficulties with sponsors ..

anything new Jasmin or Luiza?

by [former member] | 17 Dec 2007 14:12 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Erica… it looks like we got a prize without prize ;-)

by [former member] | 17 Dec 2007 15:12 (ed. Dec 17 2007) | Katowice, Poland | | Report spam→
Just heard from Luiza – who was a volunteer for the contest..I’ll send you a PM Aga, or anyone else who needs info. Luiza says sorry for her part in the matter, and hopefully things will still come through.

by [former member] | 17 Dec 2007 16:12 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
:) thanks erica for posting this.

by Luiza Puiu | 17 Dec 2007 16:12 | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Erica, i got it too… Luiza is in same situation as we are. I am really sorry she is also a part of this :-(
I hope all will be fine, i got mail for organizators so i will write directly to them :-)

by [former member] | 17 Dec 2007 16:12 | Katowice, Poland | | Report spam→
@Erica: Jasmin is he, not she :D

by Jasmin Brutus | 17 Dec 2007 21:12 | Visoko, Bosnia & Herzegovina | | Report spam→
Does anybody know what happened to this contest and it’s prizes????

by David Dare Parker | 10 Dec 2008 07:12 | Perth, Australia | | Report spam→
David, nobody knows.. :D

by Jasmin Brutus | 10 Dec 2008 14:12 | Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina | | Report spam→
Actually, I do know..or at least think I know..just this week I contacted them, as the festival is going strong..here is the response, with a couple of lines taken out because there is some finger pointing at blame with a name and I know nothing about the validity of that and don’t want to add to it..

Hello Erica,

First I would like to apologize on behalf of my collegues and myself for this unpleasant situation, that was unfortunately projected over you, the winners. The resons for this situations were many and even though partly we were ourselves “victims” if I can say so, (deleted) And above all, some financial issues that we experienced after the festival due to low support we received from the state for a poject involving gypsyes( even though when we announced the contest, we had a prromise from a state agency that they will support the prizes(.

Anyhow, we assume all these unfortunate events, as organizers and it is too late to declaim others.

We finnaly managed to gather the money for the prizes in July, this year and sent the prizes to the winners at the beginning of August. Some packages, especially from foreign countries came back. We sent them to the adresses we received from (deleted). But probably some are npt correct or some have changes, due to our delays.

I have checked today and your package is one of them. The pizes were given in photo equipment. We sent in July a mail to all winners asking them to choose the equipment they would like to have in the amount winned. We only received a few answers. Thus, for the ones that did not chose we asked the photo company to pick something, so we can deliver them and avoid other delays. I see in the winning list that for you, the choise was
(deleted)

I kindly ask you to excuse our mistakes and understand that they were made, not in bad faith, but due to lack of support. I will gladly answer any further question or give more explinations and supporting documents if needed.

Please provide me with a valid, as compleet as possible adress tomorrow and I will sheep the prize myself tommorow by courier so I am sure it reaches you this time.

(and later..)

Many thanks for your kind understanding on the matter. I hope the package reaches you soon and you will enjoy your prize. Also, as I said, we feel very bad for the unpleasant issues that derived from this unfortunate situation and that it affected the persons with no fault whatsoever, the winners. We hope we can collaborate in the future with you and maybe compensate somehow for this incident. If you wish to develop a project and we can help in any ways, we will gladly do it. Also, we will be happy to exhibit some more of your pictures in the next edition of International Romani Art Festival.

All the best and good luck in your future projects. Also, I will be happy if you could confirm the receipt of the prize, when you receive the package, so I can take my worries away from it.

..So it is a bit odd that as neither my email or my mailing info changed I didn’t receive the request that is mentioned..but I am happy they seem to be trying to put things right. If anyone wants a contact email and name, PM me..will keep posted as to the arrival of my prize..

by [former member] | 10 Dec 2008 16:12 (ed. Dec 10 2008) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for the responses. Also heard back from one of the organizers, so hopefully things are back on track. Will have to wait and see.

by David Dare Parker | 13 Dec 2008 01:12 | Perth, Australia | | Report spam→
Package from Romania arrived with my award..

by [former member] | 30 Jan 2009 14:01 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Congratulations Erica from me in Romania!

by Davin Ellicson | 01 Feb 2009 17:02 | Bucharest, Romania | | Report spam→
hehe thanks..was just posting that it came because there was a lot of question as to whether they would honor the prizes, but they did…

by [former member] | 01 Feb 2009 18:02 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

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Participants

Luiza Puiu, Photojournalist student Luiza Puiu
Photojournalist student
Vienna , Austria
Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Freelance Photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert
Freelance Photographer
Tokyo , Japan
Con O'Donoghue, Photographer Con O'Donoghue
Photographer
Dublin , Ireland
Jasmin Brutus, Photographer Jasmin Brutus
Photographer
Sarajevo , Bosnia & Herzegovina
David Dare Parker, Photographer David Dare Parker
Photographer
Sydney , Australia
Carmen Gr, photojournalist Carmen Gr
photojournalist
Bucharest , Romania
Davin Ellicson, Photographer Davin Ellicson
Photographer
New York , United States


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