Under the auspices of the Chicago based Romanian Freedom Forum, a colleague, two print journalists, and I initiated a western-style journalism program in Bucharest. In association with the student newspaper, Glasul, we developed and taught courses in photojournalism and free-expression in photography.

With the June arrival of the miners called up by Ion Iliescu, my colleague and I were faced with helping our students put into practice some of the lessons of photo reporting. We created a small lab where the photographers could bring their film to be processed.

In 1991 we curated an exhibition of photographic work from our Romanian photography students. The exhibition was shown in Chicago, New York and at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Ten years later, the work was exhibited during the Eastern European Film Festival in Cottbus, Germany.

  Romania 1990