Born in a late ’70s Romania, Mishu Vass started photography in her early childhood years, as an attempt to add mood and visual content to her writings. Her first camera was a Smena Symbol that is still in use today. During the late ’90s, she completed her formal education at the “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, where she became Master in Comparative Literature. She wrote and published poems, short stories, and essays, and her academic studies on existentialism and the culture as a mathematical phenomenon have been issued by prodigious publishers in her country.
By the year of 2007, Mishu Vass once again embraced the photography as a better way to express herself. Since then, some of her work received international recognition. Among the awards, there are the Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2012), the Grand Prize of Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris | Red, and a 2nd Place at Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016. Her latest exhibitions took place in London (Brick Lane Gallery, November 2015), and Middlebury, Vermont, USA (Photo Place Gallery, June 2016).***
On this site, and subsequently on the Journal, you can find a selection of her published, awarded, and collected photographic work, several ongoing personal projects, as well as some of her latest writings. Enjoy!
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