Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Political Prisoner

Mr. Dionisie Darau pauses for a few seconds, while speaking about the time he has spent in prison. "When one of us died, we kept it a secret as long as possible, so that we could all share his food ration. I weighed 29 kilograms (63 lbs.) when I left this place." I photographed him during a group visit to Jilava, a former detention site for political prisoners after the start of Communist rule in Romania.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mr. Biden

On assignment for Mediafax, I had to cover Joe Biden's one-day visit in Bucharest.

Monday, October 12, 2009

House of Hope

It's been a while since I last posted. I recently did a little story on palliative care. I spent a week in a hospice in Brasov, where an amazing staff takes really good care of terminally ill patients. I also met some great people among the patients, whose strength and optimism were incredible.

Since I last posted, I've updated my website, so if you've got nothing better to do go to andreipungovschi.com and tell me what you think. You'll also find more images from the hospice on the website. Thanks for looking! Feedback's welcome, as usual.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009