Bogdan Baciu

Born in 1993 in Falticeni, Romania
High school student (“Nicu Gane” High school; Falticeni)

"The mysteries of the wood. The art of shaping" (2010)

The handicraft of woodcarving has been an enduring occupation in Romania and one of the traditional forms of artistic expression. This project is based on several interviews with local woodcarvers from the north-eastern part of Romania documenting their work, their means of expression and the role they still play in the life of their communities. This competition entry attempts reviving and promoting an ancient trade which today gathers less and less followers, by presenting its power of expression and both the practical and aesthetic roles, which it has within the rural community.

For his project Bogdan Baciu was awarded first prize in the Romanian history competition from 2010.

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