Saving Romania’s Photographic Legacy

Saving Romania’s Photographic Legacy

One man is working to save the legacy of Romania’s greatest photographer. ┬áCostica Ascinte was possibly Romania’s only photographer following WWII. He shot and cataloged over 5,000 glass plate negatives. After he died, the collection made their way to a small, rural museum where they sat in storage, slowly fading away.

A man named Cezar Popescu visited the museum and learned the story. He decided to digitize the negatives. His painstaking process is helping preserve a whole history of the country and the people. Here are some of the images.

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