Andrei Pungovschi April 2, 2010Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Romania.
National Day, Bucharest, Romania, 2009
Andrei Pungovschi (b. 1980, Romania) is a photojournalist based in Bucharest, Romania. He received a BA in journalism from the University of Bucharest and then went on to study photojournalism at the University of Missouri, on a Fulbright scholarship. His American experience also included an internship with the Associated Press in Seattle and participation in the Missouri Photo Workshop and the Mountain Workshops. His work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, College Photographer of the Year, The Missouri Press Association and the Northwest Regional Emmy.
About the Photograph:
“Every year on December 1st Romanians celebrate their National Day with extensive military parades. Hundreds of soldiers from all over the country were brought in last year for the parade in Bucharest, which tends to be extravagant. I shot the parade and was heading for my car with another photographer when, a few blocks down from where the action had taken place, we ran across these old buses packed with soldiers of the Romanian Navy. After being ordered around all day long, these guys were finally left to their own thoughts. I liked this image better then the parade shots, as this was probably the only moment that was not directed and planned for.”