One man is working to save the legacy of Romania’s greatest photographer. Costica 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.