Initially working as a photojournalist, Ana Dumitrescu collaborated in France and Romania for numerous media groups such as National Geographic, Mediafax and Gamma-Rapho Agency. She covers social issues such as the Roma Holocaust during the Second World War, homophobia in Romania, and unregistered workers in France. As a photographic artist, she has been multiplying her exhibitions around the world, narrating the lives of those around her.
So far she has five feature films to her credit, which she has made since 2012. The first of these, ”Khaos” (2012) and ”Même pas Peur!” / ”I'm not even afraid” (2015) are made in documentary format and can be described as ”emergency cinema” in the context of a social situation. Leaving the journalistic area in which these first two films are situated, Ana Dumitrescu reorients herself towards a more artistic visual writing, with the short film ”La Chaise Verte” / ”The Green Chair”, distributed by the Short Film Agency, and then with the feature film ”Le Temps de la Lumière” / ”The Time of Light”.
Her last two films, ”Licu” and ”Trio” were shot in Romania and produced by Jules et Films. The first of these won the Golden Dove Grand Prize at the international competition of the DOK Leipzig Documentary Film Festival 2017.
Bi-cultural, Ana Dumitrescu divides her time between France and Romania.
”Another brick in the wall” is a series of photographs that bring the human in view with the world. The universe is represented by an empty wall. The human being is small in relation to the wall. Nevertheless, the gaze follows the person. Within PAV, the project symbolizes the artist’s work in front of society.
All photographs were made on colour film with Hasselblad 500CM, 120 mm Fuji Pro 400H.