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Lifelong Learners: Cristina Cazacu

Cristina is a Bucharest based art director and illustrator. She’s been working in advertising for several years and when the job hours are over she goes home and puts on the freelancer cape. She has worked with big brands, like Martini and Philip Morris International, but also for magazines, non-profit organisations and small start-ups. Chris is…

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Rodrigo

Sometimes we go through experiences that overwhelm us. We feel alone and helpless, or need someone to share the little things that bring us joy. Other times we rush into judging others without knowing them or having any idea about the things they’ve been through. I started Connections in a time when my life didn’t…

Lifelong learners: Laura Blackwell

Meet Laura. She is a creative textile designer based in Leeds who studied textiles at A-level, went on to art college to do a foundation, then studied textile design (specialising in knit) at Huddersfield.  I’ve had a few weird jobs since then. I designed socks in my gap year, travelled to South Africa and designed…

Interview with photojournalist Mircea Reștea

Mircea Reștea is a contributing photographer for Documentaria, a project created to showcase, through documentary photography, written stories and infographics, fragments of reality of Romanian life. Mircea has been a photojournalist for seventeen years and starting with 2013 he’s been working as a freelancer. The main focus of the Elections 2014, a project created by the…

Ciprian Hord – Out of the dark

Ciprian, 37, started photographing at 29. Because he discovered late what he really wanted to do, he says now he has to work hard to make up for the lost time. For him documentary photography means to depict reality through simple, powerful and straightforward images, in order to show as much as possible the truth of…

hack circus

Lifelong learners: Leila Johnston

Leila Johnston is among those people I don’t personally know, but I find her terribly interesting and inspiring. The first time I discovered her was through Hack Circus, a peculiar and mesmerizing magazine, in the sense that I haven’t read something like it before and I was completely hooked from the first pages. In her…