I gave a talk at the Museum of the Romanian Peasant last week about traditions and change.
My dear Matusa, the aunt of my host family in Maramures, Romania, passed away in September. I made a memorial to her in the Watch Tower at the Mogosoaia Palace, outside Bucharest, this summer.
Several of my photos are published in the new issue of MARTOR - The Museum of the Romanian Peasant's Anthropology Journal - current issue "A Place for Hay: Flexibility and Continuity in Hay Meadow Management."Read More
I had the pleasure in participating at this conference in Brasov, Romania. The event was hosted by Transylvania University. My presentation "Sezatoare" was about my documentation of the Maramures region in northern Romania.
My photographs "Girls from Sarbi" have been published in a beautiful Dutch magazine! Thank you to the Anzenberger Agency in Vienna.
Thank you Nat Geo for including one of my images of my work in Maramures!
I've been invited to exhibit 20 of my photographs from Maramures at the Honghe Photography Festival. I'll be attending the event from March 16-20th. I look forward to being in China again!
My photo "Churchgoers, Maramures, Romania," was chosen for today's photo.
What Makes This a Photo of the Day? This glimpse of a young girl’s direct gaze as she is being ushered protectively into the church by her elders is the gift of a moment perfectly captured. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor
Thanks to the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, I spent 10 days in the village Sarbi, re-photographing people and places of the Casau Valley in Maramures, as well as begin a new project with a local photographer.
Serendipity in Maramures
The nostalgic and timeless quality of McLaughlin’s images initially caught my eye. Her intimate, black-and-white portraits and landscapes showed hardworking families from another land and another time, tending to giant hay bales in traditional dress. - Ben Fitch
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image by Cosmin Bumbut from his project/book BambutaRead More
I was invited to speak in the Master Series as part of the Documentary Film Lecture Series in October. This was in Sibiu, Romania at the ASTRA International Film Festival. I had a terrific time and met many new friends. My lecture focused on my own projects and projects of well-know photographers. I gave 7 tips on a successful documentary photography project.
It was a terrific opening and weekend for those interested in photography books. My book, The Color of Hay: The Peasants of Maramures, was showcased, along with 70 other books. I participated in a panel discussion with Eric W Carroll and Todd Hido.
I can't believe it's been 5 years since I've been to Romania. It was in 2007 and I was invited to be one of the godmothers for Ileana. She was 10 years old when we first arrived, and now she is married with a 3 year old son.
This October I will be exhibiting my work from The Color of Hay at the Astra International Film Festival in Sibiu, Transylvania. While there I'll give lectures at the Academy of Art in Bucharest, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, and the University of Art in Cluj. I'll finish my trip at the village Sarbi where I lived in 1999 with the Berci family.