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Title: Thousands of early 20th century photos of Romania digitised
Post by: MrMann on February 05, 2014, 02:53:29 AM
Quote from: Time
Costica Acsinte was a Romanian army photographer during World War I who, following his discharge, opened a small commercial studio in Slobozia, about 80 miles east of Bucharest. For two decades after the war, he was likely the only professional photographer in the country, and by the time of his death in 1984, he had built an archive of epic, anthropological scope containing upwards of 5,000 glass-plate negatives and several hundred prints.

“Anybody who needed a picture had to come to his studio,” says Cezar Popescu, the one-time lawyer-turned-photographer who for several years has been painstakingly working towards digitizing the entirety of Acsinte’s archive with no institutional or state support.

Read more: Romanian Ghosts: The Race to Save a Hauntingly Beautiful Photo Archive (http://lightbox.time.com/2014/02/04/costica-acsinte-archive/)


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View the 1000+ photos on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/costicaacsinte/)