PATRICIA DINU

"I left my heart in San Francisco” famous Tony Bennett sang, not so Patricia Dinu, her song is: “I lost my heart and soul in the deserts of the American Southwest."

After interviewing Patricia, Chris Gampat, editor-in-chief of Phoblographer, a British website that explores the culture and psychology of photography, writes:

"…years ago, ancient shamans used to make claims of communicating with the land and translating its tongue into a language that most of us humans could understand – and that’s sort of what Patricia Dinu has tried to do with her landscape photography. Immediately I fell in love with her work. She is the creator of some of the absolutely most jaw dropping black and white landscape photography I think I’ve ever seen."

Patricia Dinu at the moment lives between Milano, Italy and Boulder, Utah.

Born in communist Romania, the fall of the Soviet Empire gave her the chance to start a successful modeling career that took her around the world. After 10 years she felt it was time for a change:

From to 2010 to 2013 she studied both at the Italian Institute of Photography in Milano, Italy and at the Academy of Photography in New York.

2011, in times of intensive study of photography she visited the American Southwest, where she immediately fell in love with the beauty of this country.

It is then, when Patricia Dinu began her largest body of photographic work : "Desert Of Souls”. It is a research project and a personal interpretation of these unique landscapes.

She has exhibited her works in exhibitions throughout various parts of world. Dinu has received countless national and international awards.

Asked by Chris Gampat, what she thinks that makes her unique, beautiful work signaturely hers, Patricia had a simple, yet very convincing answer:

“Mmmm…This is an important question. Thank you for “unique” comment. What I’m doing? I try to be myself…I am living for photography –Drawing with Light- is wonderful.”

Recently she is building a "partnership in art" with a great contemporary photographer and artist: Anselm Spring - his incredibly diverse work has been featured exclusively in just about 8o books.


REPRESENTATIVE GALLERY - Amangiri Gallery - 1 Kayenta Road, Canyon Point, Utah, USA 84741

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016
8th October-9th November - Berlin Foto Biennale 2016 - (Berlin-Germany)
15th September-15th October - ART 270 Gallery - (SaltLakeCity-Utah-USA)
22nd April-8th May - SOMERSET HOUSE - (London-UK)

2014
BUCHAREST PHOTO WEEK - CONTRASTE - (Bucharest-Romania) - September 5-14, 2014
CASTLE CHIOLA - LORETOVIEW - (Pescara-Italy) - July-September 2014
EXPO ARLES 2014 - VISION – La fotografia interprete del tempo - (Arles-FRANCE)- July 2014
DUNCAN MILLER GALLERY - YOUR DAILY PHOTOGRAPH - (Santa Monica,CA-USA) - May 2014
VILLA POMINI - "Istantaneamente Visioni" - Castellanza (Va-ITALY) - April 2014
ROOFTOP GALLERY - (Bangkok-THAILAND) - March 2014
CMU ART CENTER - (Chiang Mai-THAILAND) - February 2014
DAYLIGHT MAGAZINE - IPA Best of Show - (North Carolina-USA) - January-March 2014

2013
NATURAL HYSTORY MUSEUM - “Giacomo Doria” (Genova-Italy) - February 2013
PHOTOSHOW - (Milan-Italy) - March 2013
WILD ART FESTIVAL 2013 - Chiaverano(Torino- Italy) - May 2013
SPAZIO TADINI - (Milano-IT) - September 2013
VILLA POMINI – THE DESERT OF SOULS – AFI - (Castellanza-IT) - September 2013
Fondazione Bandera per l'Arte - Tecnica e Creatività - (Busto Arsizio-IT) - October 2013
SPLASHLIGHT STUDIOS – IPA Best of Show – (New York-USA) - October 2013
MOOM GALLERY – L'Arte della Fotografia – (Olgiate Olona-IT) - November 2013

SELECTED AWARDS
2016
SILVER - "Cratere Di Zeus" - Landscape and Nature - 4th ZEBRA AWARDS (PRO)
BRONZE - "Window Of My Soul" - Fine Art/Landscape - IPOTY 2015 (PRO)
SILVER - "Window Of My Soul" - Nature/Landscapes - ONE EYELAND 2015 (PRO)
BRONZE - "Window Of My Soul" - Landscapes - MONOCHROME AWARDS 2016 (PRO)
2015
GRAND WINNER - 3rd ZEBRA AWARDS
GOLD - "The Last View Of Bisti" - Nature/Panoramic - MOSCOW INT. FOTO AWARDS 2015(PRO)
GOLD - "Blue Mesa" - Nature/Earth - PX3 2015 (PRO)
SILVER - "AlienPlanet" - Nature/Earth - PX3 2015 (PRO)
SILVER - Nature/Landscapes - ONE EYELAND 2014 (PRO)
SILVER - Fine Art/Landscapes - ONE EYELAND 2014 (PRO)
2014
BRONZE - "MOSCOW INT. FOTO AWARDS 2014" - Nature/LANDSCAPE
PX3 2014 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS
GOLD - "Mirage" - Nature/Landscape - PX3 2014
GOLD - "Urban Visions" - Advertising/Architecture - PX3 2014
GOLD - "Urban Visions" - Fine Art/Architecture_FA - PX3 2014
GOLD - "Rural Stories" - Portraiture/Family - PX3 2014
SILVER - "Rural Stories" - Press/People/Personality - PX3 2014
SILVER - "Innocent Eyes" - Press/People/Personality - PX3 2014
SILVER - "Innocent Eyes" - Press/Other_PJ - PX3 2014
SILVER - "Innocent Eyes" - Portraiture/Children - PX3 2014
SILVER - "Innocent Eyes" - Portraiture/Other_P - PX3 2014
SILVER - "Urban Visions" - Book Proposal/Other_B - PX3 2014
BRONZE - "Waves" - Fine Art/Landscape - PX3 2014
BRONZE - "Waves" - Nature/Landscape - PX3 2014
BRONZE - "Waves" - Press/Nature/Environmental - PX3 2014
BRONZE - "Waves" - Book Proposal/Nature - PX3 2014
BRONZE - "Rural Stories" - Book Proposal/People - PX3 2014
BRONZE - "Rural Stories" - Fine Art/People - PX3 2014
BRONZE - "Visions Of Mars" - Press/Nature/Environmental - PX3 2014
BRONZE - "Innocent Eyes" - Press/Feature Story - PX3 2014
BRONZE - "Innocent Eyes" - Fine Art/People - PX3 2014
WINNER - EXPO DEBUT - PHOTO ROMANIA FESTIVAL
BRONZE - "ONE EYELAND Photography Awards" - Nature/LANDSCAPE
2013
IPA 2013 International Photography Awards
NOMINEE DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR 2013 - NATURE Category
NOMINEE DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR 2013 - BOOK Category
GOLD- Category Nature: Landscapes
GOLD - Category Book(Self-published): Fine Art
SILVER - Category Book(Self-published): Nature
HONORABLE MENTION - "AMERICAN APERTURE AWARDS 2013" - Category - PEOPLE/PORTRAITS
2012
1ST PLACE - "OASIS PHOTO CONTEST 2012" - Category - PEOPLE AND CULTURE



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