Bogdan Gîrbovan, born in 1981 in Dr. Tr. Severin, lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. In 2008 he finished University of Arts in Bucharest, department of photography. He had five solo exhibitions in Bucharest, Timișoara and Paris. He participated in numerous group exhibitions in Bucharest, Madrid, Zurich, Prague, Paris, Istanbul, Swansea. His photos have been published in journals of contemporary art like “The Postbox”, “Punctum” “NYArts Magazine”, “fotografija”, “IDEA”.
2 star trip – a photo project about the resort towns from the mountains and seaside areas in Romania, that offers a critical view of the Romanian tourism resorts. The photographer focuses on the inhabited space which were colonized by people, and shows how the populated spaces evolved over time. The images show post-communist and capitalist realities through daily life scenes that are rather quiet, however very spectacular in their triviality.