Overview participating exhibitions

Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Dana Popa

OUR FATHER CEAUSESCU (Romania, 2009-2011)

Romania is a country with a complex reality. While the younger generation has grown up in a capitalist context, the remains of the communist past always dominated the landscape. The country's young people are like a soul that can not identify with the body in which it inhabits. Thanks to internet, the possibility of travelling and the freedom to consume, the communist reality of rationing and long queues at shops has become unthinkable. How do they navigate through this world that is theirs, but also is not?

  • OUR FATHER CEAUSESCU (Romania, 2009-2011)

  • OUR FATHER CEAUSESCU (Romania, 2009-2011)

  • OUR FATHER CEAUSESCU (Romania, 2009-2011)

  • OUR FATHER CEAUSESCU (Romania, 2009-2011)

  • OUR FATHER CEAUSESCU (Romania, 2009-2011)

Beyond Walls
2008

Beyond Walls

Dana Popa

NOT NATASHA (Moldavia, 2006)

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain trafficking in women has become the most profitable illegal activity in Eastern Europe. Women from there are sold into Western Europe, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, among other destinations. Victims tell horrifying stories of exploitation, rape and abuse. Often they become infected with sexually transmitted diseases such as hepatitis or AIDS. Moldavia is a main source for Eastern European sex slaves. Dana Popa photographed a shelter there for women who had been freed from their 'handlers' and returned to their country. Popa wanted to record how these women live in secret with a 'broken soul': they cannot tell their mother or husband what happened to them, for fear of being thrown out on the street.

  • NOT NATASHA (Moldavia, 2006)

    Since the fall of the Iron Curtain trafficking in women has become the most profitable illegal activity in Eastern Europe. Women from there are sold into Western Europe, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, among other destinations. Victims tell horrifying stories of exploitation, rape and abuse. Often they become infected with sexually transmitted diseases such as hepatitis or AIDS. Moldavia is a main source for Eastern European sex slaves. Dana Popa photographed a shelter there for women who had been freed from their 'handlers' and returned to their country. Popa wanted to record how these women live in secret with a 'broken soul': they cannot tell their mother or husband what happened to them, for fear of being thrown out on the street.

  • NOT NATASHA (Moldavia, 2006)

  • NOT NATASHA (Moldavia, 2006)

  • NOT NATASHA (Moldavia, 2006)

  • NOT NATASHA (Moldavia, 2006)

Biography

Dana Popa (Romania, 1977) took her Masters in documentary photography and photojournalism cum laude at the London College of Communication. Her best known work is Not Natasha, which was exhibited in various cities and appeared in book form in 2009. Popa’s work was also to be seen in the Noorderlicht Festival Beyond Walls (2008).

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50

Behind Walls

Behind Walls

Price EUR 10,00