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 printed 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 and a 1st Place/Gold of Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris | Red, and a 2nd Place/Silver in Professional Portraiture/Self Portrait at Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016. Her latest exhibitions took place at the Brick Lane Gallery, London (November 2015), and at the Photo Place Gallery, in Middlebury, Vermont, USA (June 2016).***
On this site, and subsequently on the Journal, you can find a selection of her published, awarded, and collected photographic work, several personal projects currently ongoing, as well as some of her more recent writings. When not writing or photographing, you can find Mishu Vass reading, watching films or having a nice time with her family and dear ones, up in the mountains, down at the sea or somewhere in-between. As she is rather a private person, the only thing acquaintances and strangers seem to keep in mind about her is that she’s very fond of cats.
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