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Gold 2020 People / Family

Nobody'S Home

  • Photographer
    Ionut Teoderascu
  • Prize
    Gold in People / Family

My grandparents’ house has remained unoccupied since my grandmother’s death 10 years ago. Nothing was moved and the Romanian house became a museum of Teoderascu’s family memory. I visited the house in April 2019, in June I returned with my father and then with my two aunts. They hadn’t been there in the last 9 years. During my process, I discovered that the past of my grandparents might be changed or involuntarily romanticized and used to satisfy the present of the still-living ones.

Ionu? Teodera?cu is a Romanian photographer, interested in the phenomenon of migration, in the relationship between memory and family and an explorer of the rural environment. He studied Journalism at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi. He graduated with a master’s degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the University of Westminster, London, in September 2020. His latest exhibited projects are “Waiting for Brexit” (London, 2019) and “The faces of the pandemic” (Romania, 2020).