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For more than 12 years, Sorin Onisor has been wandering through Romanian villages. He crossed the country, from the scattered mountain villages, to hilly regions and the Danube Delta settlements, capturing in his photos the magic of long lost traditions. 


His background includes:
Studies
  • PhD student at the West University of Timisoara - since 2008
  • Folk Art School, Photography department, Timisoara, 2003 - 2005
  • Master degree "Oriental Romanity", West University of Timisoara, 1999-2001
  • Bachelor's degree, Faculty of History, West University of Timisoara, 1992 - 1997
Personal exhibitions

Florence, August 2016

Sienna, August 2016

Suceava, June 2016

Bologna, April 2016

Cernauti, May, 2015

Turda, May, 2015

Torino, Italy, March, 2015

Rimini, Italy, July, 2015

Japan, August 2015

Bucharest, September, 2015

Gura Humorului, October, 2015

Bucharest, November, 2015

Iasi, November, 2015

Warsaw, Poland, December, 2015

Zaragosa, Spain, December, 2015

Bruxelles, Belgium, February, 2014

Baden - Vienna, April, 2013

Tulcea, June, 2013

Drobeta Turnu Severin, June, 2013

Lyon, France, October, 2013

Zaragosa, Spain, December, 2013

Bucuresti, Grigore Antipa Museum, December, 2013

Brasov, January 2012

Timisoara, West Univeristy of Timisoara, September, 2012

Constanta, July 2011

Iasi, August 2011

Pascani, September 2011

Suceava, October 2011

Oradea, July 2010

Iasi, September 2010

Cheveresu Mare, Timis county, March 2009

Casa Artelor, Galeria Pygmalion, Timisoara, March, 2008

Romexpo, Bucuresti, October, 2008

Romexpo, Bucuresti, April, 2007

Libraria Joc Secund-Humanitas, Timisoara, April, 2007

Libraria Joc Secund-Humanitas, Timisoara, March, 2006

Iulius Mall, Timisoara, July 2006

Casa Adam Muller Gutembrun, Timisoara, February, 2005

Collective exhibitions

Collective exhibitions in many Romanian cities like: Timisoara, Oradea, Cosevita, Buzias, Otelul Rosu, Hunedoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Bucuresti, Buzau, Baia Mare, Tulcea, Suceava, Iasi.

Works exhibited at Tara Vis Gallery, Charleston, USA, May 2016

Other activities

Photography workshops trainer in many of the Romanian regions, since 2009: Maramures, Delta Dunarii, Sibiu, Giurgiu, Buzau, Prahova, Brasov, Mures, Alba, Harghita, Iasi, Suceava, Timis, Mehedinti

Founding member and vicepresident of the photographic group F5,6, Timisoara.

Author, in collaboration with  the Department of Culture, Cults and National Cultural Heritage of Timis County and Banat Mitropolitan Church, of the following works:

"Poieni Church - icon, history and symbol", 2005

"Paths of faith - wooden churches, historic monuments of Timis county", 2006

Projects
  • Wooden churches in Southern Transylvania and Northern Oltenia
  • Transylvania's Blacksmiths (PhD thesis)
  • People of the Delta (collaboration with the National Television, 2008-2013)
  • Lost in des(integration) - project dedicated to the Roma community in Romania
  • Childhood universe in the Romanian contemporary village
Distinctions

Great Prize at the National Salon of Touristic Photography, Bucuresti, October, 2006
First Prize at the Ethnographic Photography Salon, Cluj-Napoca, October, 2006
"Victor Iliu" Special Prize, Photography Salon, Buzau, October, 2006
Finalist at the "My photoreport" contest by Descopera magazine, Bucuresti, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Finalist at the contest organized by the United Nations Population Fund, Bucuresti, November, 2006
First Prize, photojournalism section, at the photography contest from IRAF festival, Timisoara, September, 2007
Second and Third Prizes at the National Salon of Touristic Photography, Bucuresti, October, 2007
Finalist at "Transilvania mea" photography contest, Sibiu, 2007
Finalist at the Ethnographic Photography Salon, Cluj-Napoca, December, 2007
Grand Prize and Jury Prize at the National Salon of Touristic Photography, Bucuresti, March, 2008
Finalist at the Photography Salon, Buzau, September, 2008
First Prize at the Ethnographic Photography Salon, Cluj-Napoca, November 2008
Special mention at Orange "Together", November 2008
Second and Third Prizes at the National Salon of Touristic Photography, Bucuresti, March, 2009
Second Prize at the National Salon of Touristic Photography, Bucuresti, October, 2009
First Prize at the Ethnographic Photography Salon, Cluj-Napoca, December 2009
"Photographer of the year" and First, Second and Third Prizes at AAFR Salon, photojournalism section "Photographer of the year", first edition, Bucuresti, January, 2010