photography commission 'architects of womens place', idle women 2015
Dana Popa (Romania, 1977) is a documentary photographer working mostly in Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom. She specialises in contemporary social issues, with a particular emphasis on human rights. Popa's work has been exhibited in solo shows in the UK at the Impressions Gallery and Photofusion London, as well as in multiple international group shows. Her photographs are part of museums' permanent collections, including Musee de l'Elysee, Portland Art Museum, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts.
Her series not Natasha received the First Prize Project Competition at Center Santa Fe, NM, the Jerwood Photography Award, as well as the Jury Prize in the Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards. This series has been commissioned by Autograph ABP, London and published as an artist book(2009). Her photographs appear in other books, such as: Afterwards, by Nathalie Herschdorfer, Thames and Husdon 2011, East edited by Maria Regina Anzenberger, Moser 2008 or Home The Elephant and Castle, edited by Patrick Sutherland, London College of Communications 2007.
She was one of the artists-in-residence at Light Work, Syracuse, USA in 2011.
She has been published by numerous art journals including Foam International Photography Magazine, Foto8, Next Level, Portfolio Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Vrij Nederland. Popa completed her master’s degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the London College of Communication in 2006.