Picture galleries

Experience our photographers’ unique views on detention by browsing the picture gallery below. These photographers have shared their portfolios with us.

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Tulcea Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Slobozia Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Giurgiu Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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București-Rahova Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Craiova-Pelendava Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Craiova Juvenile Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Mărgineni Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Ploiești Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Galați Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Satu Mare Penitentiary, Romania, 2011 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Oradea Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Arad Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Timișoara Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Deva Penitentiary, Romania, 2013 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Târgșor Women Penitentiary, Romania, 2011 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Bacău Penitentiary, Romania, 2011 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Iași Penitentiary, Romania, 2011 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Botoșani Penitentiary, Romania, 2011 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Baia Mare Penitentiary, Romania, 2011 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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Aiud Penitentiary, Romania, 2008 — ©Cosmin Bumbutz. All rights reserved. www.bumbutz.ro
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I realized that these rooms represented an institutionalization of love, a cancellation of tenderness

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Cosmin Bumbuț

Photographer

Cosmin Bumbuț worked as a fashion and advertising photographer for 15 years.
His pictorials were published in magazines like Elle, Tabu or Esquire.

In 2013, he launched Bumbata, an album illustrating the day-to-day life of prisoners in the Aiud penitentiary; the book received awards in the National Design Competition and in the Bun de Tipar Gala. Bumbuț has won several photography awards, including the Sony World Photography Award in 2015, for his project Camera intimă.

In November 2013, Cosmin Bumbuț moved into a motor home with his girlfriend, journalist Elena Stancu, and started roaming to understand modern Romania. They created a multimedia project on domestic violence and a series of articles on prison life in Romania. They lived among the Kalderash Roma in Corcova and filmed a documentary about a young local family seeking its fortune in landfills in France. The film gained awards in several festivals, including TIFF, Docuart, Urban Eye and the Millenium Film Festival in Brussels.

In 2017, they published their book Acasă, pedrum [At Home on the Road] (Humanitas), about their travels in the heart of Romania.

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