Arhiva din May 2015

Some reactions and opinions about Last transhumance project

“Probably the best project by a Romanian photographer in recent decades.” – Catalin Gruia, editor in chief of National Geographic Romania

“Dragos Lumpan deserves the greatest accolades for his effort and persistence in his endeavour to bring forth, for humanity, a dying tradition.” – Mariana Carpinisan, Art Critic at the Smithsonian Institution, Louvre and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

“It is a classic! A wonderful record of a fading world.” – Keith Bowen, visual artist

“A world embraced with seriousness and humor. Pure silence. Time is being photographed.”  – Aurelian Triscu, professor architect

“Sisyphus and elephant’s work.” – Rodica Anca Marinescu, visual artist

“The world seems to be rushing at ever more frenetic speed, and we have less time for each other, and less time to think about what really matters. The people may have a key to this. Those who look after the land are a precious human resource and this is one of many reasons why Dragoş Lumpan’s photographs are valuable. He knows he can’t change anything, but simply by drawing attention to the phenomenon, which even in hi-tec Wales looks almost archaic, he may help it to survive.” – Caroline Juler, visual artist, author of the guide „Romania” – National Geographic.

“Dragos Lumpan is one of the last witnesses to a tradition that slowly disappears from the beauty of the world.” – Razvan Exarhu, journalist

“The project is impressive and I am sure that it can be an European landmark in terms of social and cultural anthroplogy.” – Aneta Bogdan, Chartered Marketer, Managing Partner Brandient

“The images captured by Dragos Lumpan provide a visual dimension which in archaeology is often only vaguely intuited.”
Tiberiu Vasilescu, historian, archaeologist, lecturer.

“Dragos Lumpan’s transhumance  means people and animals in perpetual motion, who fit the landscape, the climate, the events. On their ways, in their bags, shepherds carry not only a simple millennial type of economy, but also messages, more and more blurred, arising from an ancestral culture. A lesson of harmony with nature, of applied ecology. Is there a geographical synthesis so complete?” – Cristian Lascu, senior editor, National Geographic Romania

“The most beautiful photography project that I have ever seen to be done in Romania.”
Mihai Moiceanu, photographer of nature and travel in Romania, author of books and albums, editor, trainer.