ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER REHA BILIR AFIAP, ESFIAP  EXHIBITION,  (Turkey)

 

The International Association "Euro Photo Art" (AIEFA) organizes in partnership with the Museum of the Country of Crișurilor - Museum Complex, through the section of the Oradea City Museum, and with the support of Summit Agro Romania, under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) the exhibition of a renowned photographer artist from Turkey. In this context, 72 monochrome and color photographs, made by the renowned photographer artist Reha Bilir A.FIAP, ESFIAP in Benin (Africa), China, India, Indonesia, will be installed on the walls of the longest-running permanent gallery of photographic art in Romania and Vietnam (Asia) and Oman (Middle East). The exhibiting photographer artist was born in Anaphab Beyşehir and graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Pharmacy, currently works as an independent pharmacist. He has been invited as a member of the jury of more than 200 national and more than 85 international photography competitions. He is the founder and director of the art community called Sille Art Palace, which operates in Konya. He is the president of the International Photographic Art Association - UFSD. In 2014, his works can be seen on his personal website: https://rehabilir.com/. Interviews with him were published in photography magazines in the country and abroad. He has given basic photography training seminars in Turkey, Indonesia, China, Italy, Benin, Luxembourg, Canada, Oman, Belgium, Luxembourg, Tunisia, Finland, Italy, Romania, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, India and Kazakhstan. He was featured as one of the first Turkish photographers to make computer-based image processing edits in the publication titled "After 1960 in Turkish Photography" edited by Güler Ertan in 2005, on the occasion of his "Digital Frames" exhibition. He was awarded the ESFIAP distinction for his photographic work in the service of FIAP (Recognized by UNESCO). He is an honorary member of many associations in Turkey and more than 20 photography societies in many countries such as America, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Benin. Between 2012 and 2016, he was a board member of the GPU photography community of the Global Photographers Union. He was among the three invited photographers from around the world at the 7th World Cup competition - 2012 organized by the International Federation of Photographic Art - FIAP. Reha Bilir is the first and only Turkish photographer to be invited to the FIAP World Cup as a jury member. He is the director of the FIAP Exhibition Center Konya – Turkey ”This year, I leave behind my forty-seventh year of career in photography. I have many memories that I have accumulated during this time. Each of my awards, exhibitions I have opened, jury membership and interviews have different values. Photography completely filled my life. It's like breathing. I can't even remember a moment without a photo. Just like a toy a child never lets go of. For me, I think that photography is a colorful toy that breathes into my life," says the exhibiting photographer artist. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., in the Euro Photo Art Gallery, FIAP Oradea Exhibition Center – Romania, within the Museum of Țării Crisurilor - Museum Complex, Oradea City Museum section. The public present at the event will be greeted by Dr. Ioan Ciorba, head of the Oradea City Museum section, belonging to the Museum of the Land of Crișurilor - Museum Complex and by the photographer artist Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, the president of AIEFA and the curator of the exhibition. The works will be presented by the art critic Dr. Ramona Novicov. Another personal exhibition will be opened in partnership with the "Vasile Vénig László" Photoclub from Carei, on Thursday, September 22, 2022, in the "Karolyi" Castle in the locality. The musical moments of the openings will be provided by the artist Thurzó Sándor József, the representative of the Cultural Group "Duo Sola Fide" from Oradea, who will perform several pieces from the Turkish repertoire. Both events will be broadcast online on the Association's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation The exhibition of the photographer artist Reha Bilir A.FIAP, ESFIAP from Turkey in Oradea will be open until 18.10.2022, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00 (Monday - closed). The images exhibited in Oradea can also be admired on the website of the International Association: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/05/, respectively the one opened in Carei at the address: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-events/02/ Both exhibitions can be viewed between September and October and on the screens of modern means of transport in our city, thanks to the protocol concluded with AIEFA and OTL Bihor.

        The opening of the photographic art exhibition

"TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD"

The Euro Foto Art Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea – Romania, within the Museum of the Land of Criss - Museum Complex, the section of the Oradea City Museum hosted the opening of the exceptional photographic art exhibition number 610 on Thursday after lunch. Despite the tropical heat in which it "bathed" municipality of Oradea, a large group of photography lovers participated in the event. The public present at the opening was greeted by the head of the department of the Oradea City Museum Dr. Ioan Ciorba, who appreciated the initiative of organizing dozens of exhibitions opened over the years in this special space and especially this exceptional exhibition that invites all visitors on a "visual journey around the world". He also thanked the team that prepared this exhibition for their efforts, Mr. Thurzó Sándor József for the "musical jewels performed" and invited photographic artists from Pakistan to visit and photograph Oradea and Bihor county. The President of the International Association "Euro Foto Art" (AIEFA), the photographer artist Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP presented the special existing collaboration between Romanian photographers, which began a quarter of a century ago, on April 15, 1997, once with the opening in the National Art Gallery in Islamabad of the exhibition entitled "Steps in the light" made up of the works of the members of the Photographic Club "Nufărul" from Oradea (CFNO). The exhibition was organized by the National Arts Council of Pakistan and Pakistan Salon Group (PSG) under the patronage of the Romanian Embassy in Pakistan. The Romanian ambassador from Islamabad, George Săvuică, participated in the event and spoke, who received from the president of PSG the photographer artist Aftab Ahmad, a great friend of the photographic artists in Romania, the Service Award Trophy awarded to the photographer artist Ștefan Toth AFIAP, the president of CFNO. The ambassadors of Austria, Bangladesh, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Malta and the Republic of Moldova participated in the opening. It is with great pleasure that I participate today in the inauguration of this "summer gift" offered by the photographer artist Syed Javaid A. Kazi M.FIAP from Pakistan, which is "a foray into the most mysterious realms of the orient from the spiritual point of view as seen by an oriental. I speak from the point of view of an admirer of the Orient who has always been fascinated by the creations of those from the Lands of the Rising Sun. The exhibiting photographer artist, who knew how to offer us this mysterious atmosphere enveloped in the flavors of the Orient, is also creative. Each image has a hidden story of the Orient, which we can only guess" the art critic Dr. Ramona Novicov emphasized in her speech. The musical moments of the opening were provided by the artist Thurzó Sándor József, the representative of the Cultural Group "Duo Sola Fide" from Oradea, who performed pieces from the Pakistani repertoire: the Pakistani national anthem "Pak serzameen" by Ahmed Ghulam Ali Chagla and "Trip to Pakistan ” (Travel to Pakistan) by Alistair Fraser and Nathalie Haas respectively and from the international one: “Din dramboaie” by Karl The event was broadcast online on the Association's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation The exhibition of the photographer Syed Javaid A. Kazi M.FIAP entitled "Journey around the world" can be visited until 18.09.2022, from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10:00 - 18:00 (Monday - closed). The exhibited images can also be admired on the website of the International Association: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/04/ and will be viewable between 18.08 and 17.09. 2022 and on the scales of modern means of transport in our municipality, thanks to the protocol concluded with AIEFA and OTL Bihor.

OPENING OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION

"EGYPT - A WORLD BEYOND THE WORLD"

Euro Foto Art Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania, within the Crisurilor Country Museum - Museum Complex, Oradea City Museum section hosted on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 17:00, an exceptional opening. The event took place in the presence of a large audience and the authors of the exhibition the artist photographer Dr. Morvay Szabó Edina and the art critic Dr. Ramona Novicov. On this occasion, the Exhibition entitled "Egypt - A World Beyond the World" was opened, organized under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art consisting of 72 special artistic photographs taken on the occasion of the two artists at the first International Photography Festival organized by Pharaohs "International Photographic Club of Cairo (Egypt), Partner Organization of the International Association" Euro Foto Art. The festival included several photographic events, including the jubilee exhibition of photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP (guest of honor), as well as an unforgettable series of creative trips to various picturesque places in Egypt. The public present at the event was greeted on behalf of the Oradea City Museum by photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP president of the International Association "Euro Photo Art (AIEFA) and curator of the exhibition, which appreciated the initiative of organizing this exhibition, organized only one month after the end of the International Carnival of Photographers in which the two artists participated. For the two authors, the trip to Egypt was an excellent opportunity to learn about the universe of Egyptian art and civilization, ancient and contemporary. The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the New Library of Alexandria - all these treasures of humanity gave them a thorough understanding of the symbolic and artistic language of Egyptian art. Next, the two exhibitors presented the special impressions and the context in which they took the exhibited photos. At the end of the opening, the president of AIEFA handed over to the two exhibitors the Patronage Certificate of AIFA no. 022 / 2022. The musical moments of the opening were offered by the artist Thurzó Sándor József, the representative of the Cultural Group “Duo Sola Fide” from Oradea, who performed several pieces from the international repertoire: “Serenada” by Enrico Toselli, “Miniature no. 1” by Carlos de Almeida, “Prelude” by Fr. Chopin. The event was broadcast online on the Association's Facebook page: and can be reviewed at https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation/videos/1265844704221761 The exhibition of artists photographer Dr. Morvay Morvay Szabó Edina and Dr. Ramona Novicov can be visited until 17.08.2022, from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10:00 - 18:00 (Monday - closed). The exhibited images can also be admired on the website of the International Association: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/03/ and can be viewed on the screens of modern media transport from our municipality, due to the protocol concluded with AIEFA and OTL Bihor.  (Photo: Csíki János) 

 OPENING OF THE DEBRETIN  (HU) PHOTOCLUB EXHIBITION (HU)

The International Association "Euro Foto Art" (AIEFA) organized in partnership with the Association "Saint Ladislaus" from Oradea and the Museum of Oradea, belonging to the Museum of the Land of Criș and with the support of the Summit Agro Romania in the preamble of the 10th edition of Saint Ladislaus Cultural Days, a photographic marathon of Hungarian photographers exhibition of members of the Debrecen Photo Club AIEFA Partner Organization, which this year celebrates its 90th anniversary. In this context, it was opened on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 11:00 in the presence of a large audience, including a group of 7 photographers from Debrecen (HU) and 2 photographers from Cluj Napoca in the Euro Photo Art Gallery, Exhibition Center FIAP Oradea-Romania, within the section Oradea City Museum, belonging to the Museum of the Land of Crișuri - Museum Complex P. László, BorbélyTamás, Dremak Albert, F. Nagy Piroska, Fene Kata, Fülöp György, Gervai Tamás, Gink Károly, Gisser Gyula, Hapák József, Hollik István, Horváth Katalin, Horváth István, Illés Ferenc J, K Károlyi Gábor, Károlyiné Etelka, Keresztesi Éva, Kis Sándor, Kiss Edit Mária, Kocsis István, Konyhás István, Koszta József, Kövesi Eszter, Kövesi Péter, Lelesz Péter, Máthé András, Méhész Baláz István, Papp János, Pathó Sándor, Pósán Lajos, Seres Géza, Süli István, Szabó Antónia, Széles Lajos, Szilágyi László, Takács András, Takács István, Tóth Zsolt, Vadász Gyözk Velle, Vga Vida István and Zoltay Károly. The audience present at the event was greeted by the representative of the Oradea City Museum section, Dr. Diana Iancu, museographer, who appreciated the initiative of organizing this exhibition within the Saint Ladislaus Festival. Photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP ESFIAP, AIEFA president and curator of the exhibition, congratulated the members of the Debrecen Photo Club on the occasion of its 90th anniversary and appreciated the fact that more than a third of this period meant an excellent collaboration between the Photography Club. ”Nufărul” Oradea and AIEFA, after which he handed over to the president of the Photoclub from Debrecen and the curator of the exhibition the Patronage Certificate of the International Association. In conclusion, the photographer artist Máthé András, the president of the Photoclub from the city twinned with Oradea, presented the members of the Photoclub present at the opening and presented the exhibited photos. The musical moments were provided by the artist Thurzó Sándor József, who performed several pieces from the repertoire of Hungarian composers from Oradea on viola: "Preclassic style aria" by Alfréd Macalik, "Ave Maria" by Bihari Sándor "Búvópatak" for solo viola by Lászlóffy Zsolt The opening of the exhibition was broadcast live on Facebook and can be reviewed at: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation/videos/767177837649847 Thanks to the partnership with OTL, the exhibition will be presented thanks to the support received from Summit Agro Romania (AIEFA supporter) and the traveling public on the screens of the means of transport in Oradea The exhibition will remain available to the visiting public until July 8, 2022 and can be viewed on the Association's website at: https: // www. eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/02/

OPENING OF THE "EUROPEAN STREETS" EXHIBITION

"European Streets" is the title of the international exhibition of photographic art dedicated to Europe Day, organized by the International Association "Euro Foto Art" (AIEFA), in partnership with the Museum of the Land of the Crisis varnished in a special setting. The photographers from the 62 AIEFA Partner Organizations were invited to participate in the Project organized under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (Recognized by UNESCO), with the support of the Agro Romania Summit. The opening of the exhibition took place at the opening of the 11th edition. of the European Photography Festival, organized by AIEFA and the 26th of the “Festum Varadinum” Festival, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 17:00, in the Euro Photo Art Gallery, FIAP Oradea - Romania Exhibition Center in the Oradea Fortress. The audience present in large numbers was greeted by Dr. Diana Iancu, the representative of the Museum, who appreciated the initiative of organizing this exhibition in partnership with AIEFA, dedicated to Europe Day. Next, the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, the president of AIEFA and the curator of the international exhibition, presented the context in which the 14th edition was organized. of the International Salon of Photographic Art. "I was convinced that the theme of the exhibition" European Streets "was a very good choice. The street where many positive and negative events take place every day was a special artistic challenge for the photographers participating in this project ”. AIEFA Editor-in-Chief László Szűcs praised the unity of this exhibition in his speech. "It was a pleasant surprise for me to discover many exhibits of real artistic value for the exhibits, which presented the special atmosphere of the streets of Old Continent, regardless of the fact that they were made by photographers from Europe, Asia or the USA. Although I did not propose to highlight the names of the authors, but I can't help but remember the names of some photographers whose works caught my eye: Cornel Gingărașu from Galați (RO), Andrei Toma (MD), Gabriel Stanciu EFIAP from Bucharest (RO ) and the guest of honor Lázár Eszter Emese (GR) ”. The event was broadcast online and on Facebook of the International Association: The musical moments were offered by the kindness of the deputy director of the Oradea High School of Arts, Nagy Gabriella, who presented the musical program offered by high school students, who performed several songs from European repertoire. Thus, the student Ferencz István, from the 7th grade C (preparatory teacher Lupșe Anita Laura) performed on the violin the song “Fantasia” by the composer Jacques Féréol Mazas. A group of flutists from grades VI-VIII, consisting of students Füzesi Sára, Bacsó Ágnes, Szakács Panna and Simó Fanni, prepared by Professor Georgiana Mircescu, performed two excerpts from the song "Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi. The 607 International Photographic Art Exhibition dedicated to Europe Day is organized in the preamble of the XXX edition of the "Festum Varadinum" Festival and will remain available to the public of Oradea and tourists who will visit our city until June 17, 2022, Tuesday until Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00. The exhibited works can also be admired at: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/01/ (Photo: by Csíki János)

BIATORBÁGY PHOTOCLUB MEMBER

EXHIBITION OPENING (HU)

 Euro Foto Art Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania, within the Museum of the Land of Crișuri - Museum Complex, Oradea City Museum section hosted on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 11:00, the opening of the exhibition of members of the Biatorbágy Photoclub (HU), Organization Partner of the International Association "Euro Photo Art" (AIEFA). The works of the photographers Bozzai Attila, Csörögi Dóra, Frindt Péter, Jandó Zsuzsa, Kigyós Lajos, Kiss Andrea, Magyar János, Maráczi László, Mátrai Sánd Ákos, Szabolcs Eszter, Szécsényi Zsuzsa and Tonomár Mónika. The audience present at the event (including a group of tourists from Târgoviște, who were visiting Oradea at the end of this week) was greeted on behalf of the organizers by the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, curator of the exhibition, Known Photographer appreciated the artistic value of the exhibits (which comprise most genres of photographic art), which are characterized by simplicity, sensitivity and craftsmanship. Editor Szűcs László emphasized in his speech that although the theme of the exhibition is varied (reportage, nature, sports, landscapes, drone images, architecture, portraits, Hungarian and Romanian folk traditions and customs, respectively from Asia, macro photography, underwater and essays) they are unitary in style and form of expression. From the exposed photos radiate many beauties and messages sent to the viewer. During the opening, the artist Florinan Chelu Madeva, the founder of the Rock Philharmonic Oradea, was celebrated on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of his life, the founder, who unfortunately could not be present at the event due to health reasons at the last minute. The President of AIEFA thanked the celebrated artist for his contribution in the last three decades to raising the musical moments of the openings to which he was awarded the medal of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), recognized by UNESCO. The medal was handed to his daughter, Alexandrina Chelu, who supported the special musical moments of the opening and performed on guitar and vocals the sonnets: and you, so, beautiful sea ”after the poems of Constantantin Moldovan, music: Alexandrina Chelu. The event was broadcast online and can be reviewed on the Association's Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation/videos/376479191021694 The exhibition of Hungarian photographers organized with the support of Summit Agro Romania can be visited until 06.05.2022, from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10:00 and 18:00 (Monday - closed). The exhibited images can also be admired on the website of the International Association: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/  (Photo by: EFA/ Csíki János)

A SPECIAL OPENING…. WITH MANY FLOWERS!

 

It has become a tradition for the International Association of "Euro Photo Art" (AIEFA) to organize every year, under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (recognized by UNESCO), an international exhibition of photographers, dedicated to International Women's Day. The organizing partners of the International Salon of Photographic Art entitled "Woman" were the Museum of the Land of Crișuri, through the Oradea City Museum section, as well as the Japanese multinational company Summit Agro Romania, a company that provides farmers with technology and Japanese experience for rich harvests. and healthy eating. Photographers from the 62 AIEFA Partner Organizations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, who sent 180 images for selection, were invited to participate in the 8th edition of the exhibition entitled "The Woman". The curator of the Association selected from the recorded images 72 photos of a high artistic outfit made by the photographer artists from Europe: Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Malta, Romania and Hungary; Middle East: Saudi Arabia and Asia: India and Japan respectively. The opening of the international exhibition took place on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 16:00 in the Gallery "Euro Photo Art, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania, within the Museum of the Land of Crișurilor, Oradea City Museum section, in the presence of a large audience, mostly represented of ladies, who were greeted with red tulips, the universal symbol of love and peace. The opening was posted online on the Facebook page of the International Association: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAssociation. The participants were greeted by Dr. Ioan Ciorba, head of the Oradea City Museum, who appreciated the special role that women play in our lives, especially in a family, and welcomed the initiative to celebrate International Women's Day by an international exhibition of photographers. Next, the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, the president of AIEFA and the curator of the exhibition presented the context in which the International Exhibition was organized and deeply regretted the fact that from the 8th edition the creations of the photographers from Ukraine are missing! "Today we open an art exhibition in which the authors of the images are rewarded instead of prizes and medals, with flowers and the spring thoughts of visitors," said Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP. Mrs. Dr. Eng. Patricia Maria Știrbu, honorary member of AIEFA and president of Summit Agro Romania, greeted those present physically and online at the opening of the international exhibition and spoke about the universal symbols that unite us, as art unites us and helps us communicate beyond language or ethnic barriers: the symbol of spring, a holiday for farmers and for all of us, on the occasion of the rebirth of nature, as well as the symbol of mother and child, representing hope for a better future and the guarantee that that future will exist. "Unfortunately, in these times, the mother and the child have become a symbol of tragedy and war, through their tearful image. Summit Agro supports the efforts to help refugees in Ukraine, trying to bring back their light and smile on their faces, to become a symbol of hope again, in a better future. Also out of the desire to give hope and joy, the Summit Agro company supported this cultural gesture occasioned by the photographers, in the year that marks 25 years since the company was founded in Romania. We look responsibly and confidently to the next 25 years and promise that we will continue to innovate and be close to our partners and the cultural environment, to continue to bring light and smiles on the faces of women and children, "said Dr. Eng. . Patricia Maria Știrbu. The musical moments of the opening were offered by the manager of the Chamber Group "Duo Varadiensis" Oradea, the artist Thurzó Sándor József (viola), who delighted us with the pieces of the composers: Theresia Paradis "Sicilienne de Maria", Liana Alexandra "Melody", J Massenet - "Thais" and "Patrícia Tavares - Song". Finally, the photographer Stefan Toth congratulated the audience and offered the tulips to the ladies present at the opening. The International Photographic Art Salon entitled "Woman", dedicated to International Women's Day, can be visited until 06.04.2022, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 09:00 to 17:00 (closed on Mondays). The exhibited images can also be admired on the website of the International Association: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exhibition-salons/woman/2022/ (Photo By: EFA/ Csíki János)

OPENING WITH EMOTIONS AND SURPRISES ...

 

The 10th edition of the International Photography Festival "Carol Pop de Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly" (trademark registered in Romania at the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania) organized by the International Association "Euro Foto Art" offered the opportunity to organize the 7th edition of the Bihor - Hajdú - Bihar Euroregion Photojournalist Contest. For this edition of the International Competition, 14 photojournalists from the media from the two counties have registered: Bihari Napló (RO), Bihoreanul (RO), Crișana (RO), denagy.hu (HU), dehir.hu (HU ), Hajdú - Bihari Napló (HU), Jurnal Bihorean (RO), ovidpop.ro (RO) and Várad (RO). A jury of art critic Dr. Ramona Novicov, Stanik István, media expert from Debrecen (HU), and photographer Ștefan Tóth AFIAP, ESFIAP president of the Euro Photo Art Association (president of the jury), established, based on appreciation of the reportage photography, the 72 images to be exhibited on the walls of the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania, as well as the prizes awarded. The opening of the international exhibition and the awards ceremony took place in a friendly atmosphere on Saturday, December 5, 2022, at 11:00, in the presence of all photojournalists (except for Szilágyi Loránd - Oradea (Bihoreanul), in isolation). The event was broadcast live on the International Association's Facebook platform. The audience present both physically and in the virtual space was greeted by Dr. Ioan Ciorba, head of the Oradea City Museum, belonging to the Museum of the Land of Crișurilor - Museum Complex, who praised the initiative to organize the International Competition. Next, the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP presented the context in which he initiated the organization of the first edition of the international competition 7 years ago. Engineer Adrian-Dan ISOC, director of Western Zone Summit Agro Romania welcomed the existing partnership between the Company he represents and the International Association "Euro Photo Art", with which on December 10, 2021, organized the opening of the Exhibition of Romanian artists and Japan, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of diplomacy between the two countries. Media expert Stanik István, director of Magyar Házak Non-Profit SRL in Szeged and Partium House in Debrecen appreciated in his speech the professional level of accepted and awarded photos, respectively launched the invitation of all photojournalists to participate on March 15, 2022 in the opening of the exhibition organized by the Hungarian Press Day at Partium Ház in Debrecen (HU). On the occasion of this event, the digital catalog of the exhibition will be launched, which will be published by Euro Foto Art Publishing House, being edited with the financial support of the organizers from Hungary. At the end of the festivity, the prizes of the international competition were awarded, consisting of plaques and medals "Carol Pop de Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly", respectively three Cups and a special plaque of the jury. It was a surprise to announce the awarding of the UNESCO-recognized International Photographic Art Federation medal to media expert Stanik István, in appreciation of the continued support of international and Hungarian photographic art in particular. The musical moments of the opening were provided by the representative of the Chamber Group "Duo Varadiensis" Oradea: Thurzó Sándor József (viola), who will perform: "Balada" by Ciprian Porumbescu (processing for viola by Thurzó Sándor Jèzsef), "Arioso and Fugato" by Eszlári Erzsébet, “From the Drums” by Hilda Jerea (solo viola processing by Thurzó Sándor József) and “Menuetto in preclassic style” by Macalik Alfréd. The special guest of the opening was the artist and photojournalist Kocsis Csaba from Berettyóújfalu (HU), who performed two pieces from the Hungarian repertoire. In conclusion, the engineer Adrian-Dan ISOC, director of Zona de Vest and the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP handed to the photojournalists a gift offered by Summit Agro Romania. The international exhibition of Photojournalists from the Bihor - Hajdú-Bihar Euroregion will remain at the disposal of tourists and the visiting public until 07.03.2022, from Tuesday to Sunday between 09:00 - 17:00 (closed on Mondays). All the exhibited works can be admired on the Association’s website: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exhibition-salons/ro-hu-photoreporters/ Photos by: Csíki János (EFA)

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION

“MASTER STEFAN TÓTH ISTVÁN AND HIS DISCIPLES”

Euro Photo Art Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania, within the Oradea City Museum section of the Muzeul Țării Crișurilor - Museum Complex - hosted on Saturday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 the opening of a unique photographic art exhibition, organized in absolute premiere in Romania. The international exhibition with the support of S.C. "Summit Agro SRL Bucharest was dedicated to the Photographic Art Day in Romania (January 11) and takes place in the preamble of the 10th edition of the International Festival "Carol Pop de Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly" organized by the International Association "Euro Foto Art", under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Arts. The physical audience, consisting mostly of special guest graduates of the Master's from Oradea, Sighetu Marmației and Marghita, respectively on the ZOOM platform in Yokohama (Japan), Serbia and Romania was greeted on behalf of the Museum, AIEFA and the Photo Club "Nufărul" Oradea by the photographer Ștefan TÓTH Isván AFIAP, ESFIAP. In the opening of the event, the well-known photographer from Oradea reviewed the more than 200 courses of technique and photographic art carried out by him, in the 45 years of professional activity, graduated by thousands of photography lovers, several of them distinguished with a series of international medals and distinctions. Editor Száss László appreciated the artistic level of the exhibits, emphasizing that some are located on the border with fine arts. The journalist Camelia Bușu underlined the special role played by the protagonist of the opening in promoting the photographic art. Photographer Balási Csaba, Romania's FIAP liaison officer in Mierciurea Ciuc, appreciated the work of photographer Ștefan TÓTH Isván during his professional career in preparing generations of graduates. Photographer Ryuichi Tazaki, president of the Yokohama "Japanese Danube" Photoclub (AIEFA Partner Organization), spoke at the opening via ZOOM. Serbian students Erdélyi Olívia and Jusztin László appreciated the level of courses completed in 2021, which was attended by 121 photography lovers from the Carpathian Basin. Mrs. Morvay Szabó Edina from Oradea also said words of appreciation, thanking the lecturer of the course for the way the course she graduated 10 years ago took place. At the end of the opening, Master Ștefan TÓTH Isván handed over to his “disciples” Gelu Vrabie, Ovidiu Gabor EFIAP and Ovi D. Pop EFIAPg Certificates of Merit of the Master, as a sign of appreciation of the results obtained in the field of photographic art. The musical moments were provided by the representative of the Chamber Group "Duo Varadiensis" from Oradea, Thurzó Sándor József, who performed the songs: "Ave Maria" by Michael Haydn, "Step by Step" (Chinese folk music), "Ave Maria" by S.Sasha Kovacevic, “Winter” by Watanabe Shigebu and “Arioso” by Eszlári Erzsébet. The opening was broadcast on the facebook platform of the acebook.com Association/EuroFotoArtAssociation/videos/468412531322095 The exhibited works can also be viewed at: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea / The new photographic art exhibition organized from the works of the well-known photographer Ștefan TÓTH Isván and his disciples Austria, Canada, China, Russian Federation, Japan, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Hungary and Ukraine will remain available to the visiting public until 06.02.2022, and can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, between 09:00 and 17:00

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM ROMANIA AND JAPAN

 

In the organization of the International Association "Euro Foto Art" partnership with the Foreign Affairs Commission, Chamber of Deputies, with the financial support of S.C. "Summit Agro Romania" S.R.L. In Bucharest, under the patronage of the Embassy of Japan in Romania, the Joint Exhibition of Photographic Artists from Romania and Japan was opened. The exhibition organized under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (recognized by UNESCO) entitled "Landscapes and people from Romania and Japan is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and includes 100 images accepted and awarded at the international exhibition can also be admired on the EFA website: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/ The event took place on Friday, December 10, 2021 in the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania within the section of the Oradea City Museum subordinated to the Museum Complex “Țării Crișurilor. At the event he participated at the invitation of the International Association "Euro Photo Art" and E.S. Hiroshi Ueda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Romania. The public present at the event was greeted by the interim manager of the Museum of the Land of Criș, Dr. Gabriel Moisa, who emphasized the importance of organizing this exceptional exhibition event. Photographer artist Ștefan TÓTH István AFIAP President of the International Euro Photo Art Association ”, presented the context in which the first photographic art exhibition of photographic artists from Romania and Japan was organized. The President of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Biró Rozália Chamber of Deputies, appreciated the special role he played for several decades, - including at this event, the photographer artist Ștefan TÓTH István AFIAP, twice laureate of Oradea City Hall with the Cultural Ambassador of the Year Trophy, - in promoting the cultural relations between photographers from all over the world and the image of our city. The President of S.C. ”Summit Agro Romania” S.R.L. Bucharest, Mrs. Patricia Stirbu thanked the President of the International Association "Euro Photo Art" for organizing this event, which showed that exceptional cultural events must be financially supported according to their artistic level. In conclusion, the President of the International Association "Euro Photo Art" handed over to the President of S.C. "Summit Agro Romania" S.R.L. Bucharest Honorary Diplomas of the International Association "Euro Photo Art" awarded to Mrs. Patricia Știrbu and Mr. Răzvan Știrbu in appreciation of the way they supported the organization of the Exhibition of Photographers of Photographers in Romania and Japan entitled "People and landscapes in Romania and Japan. Musical moments of the opening were provided by the representative of the band "Duo Varadiensis" Thurzó Sándor József (viola), who performed the Japanese compositions: "Kono Mischi" by Yamada Kosaku, "Inu no omawarisan" by Onaka Negumi and "Nihonno fuyu" by Watanabe Shigebu ”The guest of honor at the event was mezzo-sporan Simona Totelecan from France, who performed several Christmas songs. He was invited to attend the anniversary event by the International Association "Euro Foto Art" and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, whose busy schedule did not allow participation in this jubilee event, according to the message received from the cabinet secretariat, During the opening, the jubilee album of photographic art was launched, which appeared in the care of the "Euro Foto Art" Publishing House, in Romanian, Japanese and English. The album can be browsed on the website: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-publishing-house/expo-photo-ro-jp/ The opening was broadcast online on the facebook platform. The event can be reviewed at: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/videos/1041971173253251. The international exhibition, - which is scheduled to open in 2022 and in Japan, - will remain available to the visiting public in Oradea and only until January 7, 2022. Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00 : 00.


OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

FROM ROMANIA AND CHINA

"Euro Foto Art" Gallery, the Exhibition Center of the International Federation of Photographic Art Oradea - Romania hosted on Friday, October 29, 2021, at 16:00, the closing ceremony of the ninth edition of the Chinese Photography Festival in Romania. The event was organized by the International Association "Euro Photo Art" under the auspices of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Romania, as well as under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art, in partnership with the Museum of the Land of Criș - Museum Complex through Oradea Museum. This year's festival was launched due to health restrictions on October 15 and was presented on the platform of the Association's website https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-photo-festivals/cn-photo-festival-in- ro-2021 / on which were posted eight exhibitions of Chinese photographers and two joint exhibitions of Romanian and Chinese photographers. During the festivity, the opening of the Exhibition organized by the International Association "Euro Foto Art" in partnership with China Photo Network Online in Zuhai (China) entitled "Romania and China picturesque" and composed of works by photographers from the two countries. The audience physically present in the online space was greeted by Dr. Ioan Ciorba, head of the Oradea City Museum, who appreciated the initiative of organizing this international event, which also included the exhibition of photographers from Romania and China. Next, the photographer, the president of the International Association "Euro Foto Art", presented the bilateral cultural events organized in the two decades of bilateral collaboration, which were materialized through dozens of exhibitions opened in the two countries attended by photographers from Romania and China. . In this partnership, staff participated in 9 creative trips to the most picturesque places in distant China, including the beautiful scenic scenery of Tibet. During the opening, Dr. Ioan Ciorba, the head of the Oradea City Museum, read the congratulatory letter of the E.S to Ambassador Jiang Yu, addressed to the photographer artist Ștefan TÓTH István AFIAP, president of the International Association “Euro Foto Art”. In the message sent, it was appreciated that “In recent years, the Chinese Photography Festival in Romania has become a brand project for China-Romania popular cultural exchanges. On this platform, photography enthusiasts from the two countries communicate with each other with their hearts and value their talents, creating a cultural model of mutual appreciation and common progress. The works of many photographers have penetrated the hearts of the public, showing the charming Romania and China modern, real, alive ”. The musical moments were offered by the representative of the Chamber Group "Duo Varadiensis" from Oradea, Thurzó Sándor József, who performed with great skill on viola several songs from the Chinese repertoire: the folk songs "Floarea Iasmin" and "Step by Step", respectively : "Fugato" by Fu-Tong Wong, "Tibetan Love Song" by Fu-Tong Wong and "South of the Yangtze River" by Fu-Tong Wong. The event was broadcast online and can be reviewed at: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/videos/605649763904531 The new exhibition entitled "Romania and scenic China" opened in Oradea will remain available to the visiting public until 2.12.2021, and can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, in October between 10:00 - 18:00, respectively between 09:00 - 17:00, in November 2021. 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION NUMBER 600!

31 years ago, at the initiative of the photographer Ștefan TÓTH István AFIAP, the first Permanent Gallery of Photographic Art in Oradea and Region was founded, which over the years has been based in different parts of the city. In  2019, the International Federation of Photographic Art (Recognized by UNESCO) agreed that this Gallery should also become the FIAP Oradea Exhibition Center - Romania,  the 17th in the world (out of the 22 existing ones)! It is currently based in the Oradea City Museum section, belonging to the “Țării Crișurilor” Museum Complex. Throughout the 31 years of existence, in this Gallery 599 international exhibitions were opened, made from the works of photographers from all over the world and  over 45,000 artistic photographs were presented to the public, to which access was always free! On October 7, 2021, at 17:00, the 600th International Exhibition was opened in a festive setting, consisting of works accepted at the World Competition of FIAP Photo Centers around the world. For this year's competition, 408 works by 104 photographer artists from South Africa, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cyprus, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey were submitted. International jury composed of photographers: Riccardo Busi EFIAP / p, President of FIAP (Italy), Joan Burgues Martisella AFIAP / Hon. EFIAP, FIAP Vice President and EC Director FIAP (Andorra), Romain Nero Director of FIAP Patronage Service (Luxembourg), Paul Stanley EFIAP / g, FIAP Liaison Officer (Ireland), Joanne Stolte EFIAP FIAP Liaison Officer (USA) accepted for the  World Exhibition 61 of images, including three images of photographers from CE FIAP Oradea - Romania Ovi D. POP EFIAPs (one awarded) and Ovidiu Gabor EFIAP. The opening of the international photographic art exhibition, made available by CE FIAP Oradea - Romania by the director of CE FIAP Sille Meram Palace of Arts / Konya - Turkey photographer artist Reha Billir, as well as the award ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 17: 00 and was sent online https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/videos/997106124420545 -

 https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/videos/1055341871671192 being viewed by over 1,000 photography lovers. The audience present at the event was greeted by Dr. Ioan Ciorba, head of the Oradea City Museum, belonging to the Muzeul "Țării Crișurilor", - Museum Complex, who thanked the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP for the huge work done to organize the 600 exhibitions, only in this exhibition space! The director of the FIAP Oradea - Romania Exhibition Center, the photographer artist Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, after presenting the context in which the 600 exhibitions were organized, thanked the team, who were with him and helped his work for over three decades. The exhibited works were presented by the art critic Dr. Ramona Novicov (in Romanian) and the editor László Szűcs (in Hungarian), who appreciated the exceptional artistic level of the exhibits. In conclusion, the Director of the FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania handed over to the photographer artist Ovi D. Pop EFIAPs the special prize of the organizers. The musical moments were offered by the representative of the Chamber Group "Duo Varadiensis" from Oradea, Thurzó Sándor József, who over the three decades raised the atmosphere of the openings, who performed the works: "From the Drums" by Hilda Jerea (processed for solo viola by Thurzó Sándor József), “Ave Maria” by Svetozar Sasa Kovaćević and “Balada” by C. Porumbescu (processed for viola solo by Thurzó Sándor József). Also present at the opening were the students of the Trumpet Quartet of the Arts High School in Oradea, consisting of Borzási Kondrát, Kovács Kristóf and Lucas Pop prepared by Professor Vura János, who performed the compositions "Holliday Fanfares" by Harald Schiffman, "Trumpet ”By Milton Dietrich and“ Intrada and Intermezzo ”by Leroy Ostransky. The works can also be viewed at: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/ The new exhibition will remain available to the visiting public until 29.10.2021 and can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.


EXHIBITION OF MÁTHÉ ANDRÁS - PHOTOGRAPHER ARTIST

DEBRECEN  (HU)

The Euro Foto Art Gallery – FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea – Romania (the 17th in the world) – administered by the „Euro Foto Art” International Association, has prepared for the visitors, in partnership with the Muzeul Țării Crișurillor – Museum Complex, a new photography exhibition entitled „A small Life Opera”(Egy kis életmű). This time, on the walls of the Gallery, a series of 50 large format photographs (black and white as well as colour) have been exhibited. The photographs have been taken by Máthé András AFIAP from Debrecen,Hungary. The exhibition is organized under the auspicies of FIAP, to celebrate 30 years of bilateral colaboration between the photographers in Oradea and Debrecen. In the exhibition, the following cycle are presented: Nature, Static Nature, Nude. The photographer Máthé András AFIAP was born in Debrecen i 1953 in Debrecen, Hungary. At a young age he learned photography from his father, who was an amateur photographer, with wich he collaboirated many times. Since 1986 he is the member of the Hungarian Photographers Association (Magyar Fotóművészek Szövetségének) and of the Hungarian National Creators Union (Magyar Alkotóművészek Országos Egyesülete). Since 1973 he is a member of the Debrecen Photo Club and of 2007 – the president of the club. For a decade, between 2003 to 2013 we has the artistic coordinator of the private gallery „Multi Foto” where many exhibitions were organized with works of photographers from Oradea and Aleșd. He won the scolarship for Culture in Debrecen a number of 8 times (Debrecen Kultúrájáért Alapítvány).His work was recognized in 1993 by receiving the „Prize for Culture in Debrecen” („Debrecen Kultúrájáért Díj”), he was the first photographer to receive this award. „50 years ago, in 1972 I decided that Photography is the field for me. After two years of school, for the next 20 I worked in the photography field, as a photoreporter, commercial and portrait photographer. From the very begining I was attracted to the artistical side of photography. The first achievement came in 1974, at the National Exhibiton organized in Pecs, for highscool students. For 15 years I taught photography in several professional highschools, as well as the Reformed College in Debrecen”, the photographer said, afther the opening of the exhibition. The public was greeted by the director of the Museum – dr. Ioan Ciorba, the head of the Oradea Museum section. He appreciated the special role the artists’ collaboration between the two cities and the importance of the exhibitions organized there. Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, president for over 45 years of the Photography Club and of the International Association for 13 years (these organizations have an important contribution in maintaining the photography collaborations in the two cities) underlined the role of the exhibiting photographer in organizing this international event. Dr. Ramona Novicov – art critic, talked about the value of the exhibited works, the way they were processed as well as the presentation. Szűcs László – editor – underlined in his discoure the special role of the creativity of the photographer artist, that these photos show. Máthé András said he felt honoured for the fact that this personal exhibition took part during the celebrating of the 30 years of collaboration between the photographers in the two cities. Musical moments were provided by Thurzó Sándor József, that interpreted music from the Hungarian repertoire: : „Introducere și Fugato” byEszláry Erzsébet, „Seara la secui” byBélaBartók, „Arioso” byFarkas Ferenc,  „Romance oubliée” de  Liszt Ferenc și „Bicinia Kodály Zoltán - Sérgio Kuhlmann. The event was live streamed online and can also be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/videos/387723146197953. The exhibition will be open to the public until October 3 2021, on days from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 and 18.

OPENING OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION IN SINGAPORE

A new photographic art exhibition from Singapore was installed on the premises of the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery, FIAP Oradea Exhibition Center - Romania (the 17th in the World!), Within the Oradea City Museum section subordinated to ȚăriiCrișuriloe Museum, where 72 black-and-white and color photographs of a high artistic attire are exhibited. The exhibited photographs were taken by members of the Asian Photographers Union (Partner Organization of the International Association “Euro Foto Art.”) The exhibited photographs were taken by photographers Grace Tan, Jean Zee, Kennedy Lim Zhan Fu, KhooGek Koon Roger, KuahSiong Lim, Lim Teck Boon, Michael Seah, Pat Choo, See Chin Foo, Seow Hong Chiow, Steven Yee Pui Chung, Tan Ee Sin, Tan Kim Hock, Tan Ying Nian, TeoYiongHwee, Veronica Chai, Wong KumFatt and Wong Twee The exhibition was organized as part of the existing partnership between Euro Photo ArtInternational Association, the only organization in the world with regional membership of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), and the Asian Photographers Union, based in Singapore. It is worth mentioning that the Oradea Association has bilateral cultural collaborations with 60 partner organizations from Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as partners around the world. The audience present at the event that took place on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 17:00, and broadcast online, was greeted by Dr. IoanCiorba, head of the Oradea City Museum, who appreciated the initiative of organizing the exhibition and thanked the photographers from Singapore for the images they had sent. Next, photographer ȘtefanTóthIstván AFIAP, president of the International Association “Euro Foto Art”, greeted the Singapore Embassy in Brussels (which also serves Romania), and appreciated the good partnership between the two organizations in Romania and Singapore, which also made this event possible. He then presented the exhibited photographs, highlighting by the artistic and technical value of the exhibits. The opening was attended online through ZOOM by the president of the Singapore-based Asian Photographers Union, photographer Steven Yee, who said that the event takes place on the 7th day of the 7th month, which has a special significance in Singaporean culture. He thanked the organizers for the exhibition of photographers from Singapore in Oradea. Photographer David Tay, Board member of the International Federation of Photographic Art (recognized by UNESCO) appreciated the fact that out of the Federation’s 20 Exhibition Centers all over the world, this one is the 17th. He went on to point out that these Exhibition Centers have an important role to play in promoting international photographic art around the world. The two Singapore speakers were convinced that bilateral relations will continue in the future. The musical moments were offered by the representative of the Chamber Group "Duo Varadiensis" from Oradea (founded in 1985), Mr. ThurzóSándorJózsef, who performed pieces he had adapted for solo viola: "The Joy of Spring" by Mao Yuan, “Winter Landscapes in Japan” by Watanabe Shigebu and “Din drâmboaie” (Dance from Maramures) by Hilda Jerea. The exhibition entitled "Architecture in Singapore", organized in partnership with the International Association "Euro Foto Art" and the Oradea City Museum,as a department of Țări Crișurilor Museum, organized under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art, will remain open to the public until 08.08. 2021, and can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 and 18:00. The images can also be admired on the Association's website: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/.

 


OPENING PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION FROM INDIA

The International Association "Euro Foto Art" (AIEFA), - the only organization in the world with the status of Regional Member of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), - collaborates with 60 Partner Organizations from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The purpose of these collaborations is to promote the establishment of partner organizations around the world. In this context, AIEFA prepared in partnership with the Oradea City Museum - Cultural Complex and the Photography Institute "Bengal" from Kalkutta (India), a new photographic art exhibition from India, organized under the auspices of the Embassy of India in Romania and under the auspices of FIAP. This time, on the picture rails of the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery, the FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania (the 17th in the World!), located on the premises of the Museum, 72 black and white as well as color photographs are exhibited, pictures of a high artistic value, made by to the members of the “Bengal” Institute of Photography from Kalkutta (India), a partner organization of AIEFA and its students. The photos were taken by:  Suparna Acharya, Rituparna Bhattacharya, Sanjoy Bhattacharya,  Suman Banerjee, Subrata Prasanna Banerjee, Anirban Basu, Dipankar Chakraborty, Devi prasad Chandra Sayani Chowdhury, Aniruddha Das, Soham Dasgupta, Sutirtha Gayen, Sutap Goswami, Aebasish Guha, Samir Kumar Datta,  Subasis Datta, Subhajit Dey, Sagarika Dutta,Mritunjoy Mahanta, Sovana Mohapatra, Abhishek Mondal, Shayan Mondal, Atish Mukherjee, Debashish Mukherjee, Santanu Mukherjee, Pinaki Mukherjee, Surajit Mukherjee, Pritam Naskar, Arnab Ray, Amaresh Rakshit, Arnit Subhra Roychowdhury, Anup Saha, Neha Sharma, Mahua Sarkar, Abhirup Sen, Satarupa Sen, Priyanka Sil. The opening ceremony of the exhibition took place on Friday, June 4th, 2021, at 15:00 hours, in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Rahul Shrivastava, the Ambassador of India to Romania, who honored the invitation made by Stefan Tóth István AFIAP, President of AIEFA. He traveled especially to Oradea, in order to participate in this exceptional exhibition event. The audience was greeted by the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, who appreciated the good collaboration relations with the “Bengal” Institute of Photographyfrom Kalkutta and the special artistic level of the exhibits. The Deputy Director of the Museum, Dr. Ioan Ciorbea, emphasized in his speech that “India, although far away, is linked to Oradea since the 17th century, when a 40-day fair was held in Oradea and merchants from distant India were also present, therefore making the relation between the two spaces still close”. Ms. Bíró Rózália, President of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, appreciated the cultural-artistic and diplomatic role of the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center, Oradea - Romania, which for several decades has become a true Cultural Embassy of Oradea, Bihor County, as well as Romania worldwide, and its leader Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP - its “cultural ambassador”. His Excellency Mr. Rahul Shrivastava, Ambassador of India to Romania, stressed the importance of bilateral cultural events and thanked the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP for the initiative of this project and for the effort made to organize it. The opening was broadcasted online: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/ , and was followed by over 1150 visitors from around the world, until the date writing of the present article. Dozens of photographers from Kalkutta sent their messages of appreciation regarding the exhibition in Oradea and their friendly congratulations. The musical moments were offered by the representative of the Chamber Group "Duo Varadiensis" from Oradea, the artist Thurzó Sándor József, who performed five violin pieces from the Indian repertoire: "Indian Anthem" and "One Heart" by A.R. Rahman¸ “The Fire in the City of Poroshmoni” by R. Tagore, “I Still Want You” by Mithoon and “Sare Jahan Se Acha” by Suhale Mazoor. The exhibition entitled "LensVision" organized in partnership with the International Association "Euro Foto Art", Oradea City Museum - Cultural Complex and the Photography Institute "Bengal" in Kalkutta (India), will remain available to the visiting public until 06.07. 2021, from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 and 18:00. The images can also be admired on the Association's website: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exbhibitions-halls/fiap-exhibition-center-oradea/ . The exhibition is to be opened on August 15, 2021, the National Day of India, through the goodwill of Bíró Rózália, Chair of the Foreign Policy Committee from the Romanian Chamber of Deputies

 


”EFA WORLDWIDE CUP”  THE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUBS 2021.

 

Due to the current  sanitary restrictions, on the 8th of April 2021 at 16:00,  there was a small number of participants at the opening gala for the 5th edition of the Photo clubs 2021 International Competition, that took place in the “Euro Foto Art” FIAP Exhibition Center - Oradea, Romania - part of the Museum of Oradea.The international competition was organized by the “Euro Foto Art” International Association, in partnership with the Museum of Oradea - Cultural Complex, under the auspices of the International Photographic Art Federation (FIAP) - recognized by UNESCO. The exhibition was broadcast live on the facebook page of the Association: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/ It was followed by 497 photography enthusiasts from across the world. Those present at the event and those following it online were greeted by the President of the “Euro Foto Art” International Association - Ștefan TÓTH AFIAP - who brought to the attention of the attendants that 340 photos taken by members of 34 Partner Organizations from Europe, Asia and the Middle East were sent for the exhibition. An international jury formed by Dr Ramona Novicov (Romania) - art critic, as well as Georg S. Holzmann E.FIAP (Germany) and Paul Bock (USA) have selected 76 representative photographs, via the ZOOM platform, as well as given prizes to the best collections. At the event, Patricia Simina Arina MOȘ - deputy mayor of Oradea - appreciated the originality of organizing this photographic art salon as well as the special role the event had in popularizing Oradea as an art destination. Angela LUPȘEA - director of the Museum of Oradea - Cultural Complex, appreciated the special collaboration that is formed between the two institutions (the museum and the International Association) as well as the high level of quality of the exhibited works.  At the closing of the event, the director of the “Euro Foto Art” International Association presented the winners with prizes: partner organizations from Saudi Arabia, China, India, Iran, Russia, Hungary. This year, the EFA World Cup was awarded to the Asia Photographers’ Union from Singapore. Musical moments were provided by the representative of the “Duo Varadiensis” Chamber Group - Thurzó Sándor József (viola) who interpreted the following melodies during the event: “The high lands 18” - Lavotta Janos; Gigue - Charlotte HAMPE, Inu no onawarisan - Onaka MAGUMI; Madrigale - Achille  SIMONETTI, “I love China” - Zheng Giu FENG. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00. The photos can also be seen here: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exhibition-salons/efa-world-salon-photoclubs/ EFA Photo – Csíki János (03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12) & Mészáros Varga Erzsébet Mandy ( 01, 02, 08, 13)


OPENING OF THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO WOMEN

 

The international Association “Euro Foto Art” (AIEFA) has organized yet again a competition open to all women photographers, members of the AIEFA and partner associations, dedicated to the International Day of Women.  At this international salon, entries were open only for photographs belonging to the theme “Woman”. Each partner organization could send in a selection of 10 photographs. At this 6th edition of the International Salon, a total of 180 photos in black and white as well as color ones were submitted, from 21 partner organizations from Europe, Asia and the Middle East: Russia, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Hungary, China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia. Out of the submitted photos, 70 were accepted by the curator of the exhibition. The photographs were taken by: Andorkó Gál Kinga (Romania), Najla Angawi EFIAP (Saudi Arabia), Badweilan Khadijah (Saudi Arabia), Bánházi Gyöngyi (Romania), Bartók Izabella (Romania), Valentina Bellini (Italy), Bilka Victória (Slovakia), Bozsoki Adrienn (Romania), Simona Brașoveanu (Romania), Mirela Cacuci (Romania),  Ruxandra Călin (Romania), Elena Ceaușescu (Romania), Dan Chen (China), Chigira Keiko (Japan), Grazia Maria Daineli (Italy), Danijela Despotov (Serbia), Egeressy Orsolya (Hungary), Erdélyi Olivia (Serbia),  Farkas Alexandra (RO), Ferenczi Éva (Slovakia), Cecilia Franci (Italy), Babrina Garofolo (Italy), Cristina Garzone MFIAP, EFIAPd1 (Italy), Nicoleta Gabor (Romania), Halász Gizka (Romania), Hayase Kisera (Japan), Daniela Iancu (Romania), Kertész Hajnalka (Romania),  Kopják Angelika (Slovakia), Kovács Orsolya (Romania), Irene Petrovic (Italy), Monica Marton (Romania), Maosumi Das (India), Matus Dóra (Slovakia), Mészáros Varga Erzsébet Mandy (Romania), Morvay-Szabó Edina Éva (Romania), Nakanishi Michiyo  (Japan),  Norba Olha (Ukraine), Scubli Mariana (Romania), Shepeleva Julia (Russia), Szegi Éva (Romania), Szentes  Monica (Romania),Snezana Lerh (Serbia),  Suhalova Ekaterina  (Russia), Sulais Samirah (Saudi Arabia), Șerban Tünde (Romania), Tanuresee Mitra (India), Tonomár Mónika (Hungary), Tommasi Antonella EFIAPd1 (Italy), Tudosie Simion Elena (RO), Varga Bernadette (Romania), Vitos Hajnal (RO), Zelkó Csilla (Hungary), Zih Kata (Hungary) and Zupunski Anica (Serbia). The opening gala took place on the 6th of March 2021, in the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery - FIAP Exhibition Center  Oradea-Romania, part of the Oradea City Museum - Cultural Complex and was streamed online at: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/. Those present at the event were greeted by Ștefan Tóth AFIAP - AIEFA president as well as curator of the exhibition. Mr Ștefan Tóth AFIAP detailed the context in which this initiative started. During the event, the president of the Arad Photo Club - Mircea Boran also held a small speech, in which he appreciated the good collaboration relationship that exists  between Ștefan Tóth AFIAP and himself as well as the initiative of organizing these types of Salons dedicated to women photographers from all over the world. Morvay Szabo Edina - member of AIEFA, expressed her joy of being able to take part at the event and to have her works included among those that were up on display.  Musical moments were provided by students of the Oradea Art High School along with Thurzó Sándor József, from the Duo Varadiensis Chamber group. From their repertoire, they played: Sicilienne de Maria - Theresia von PARADIS, Romanza - Carlos GOMES,  Canzone per il tuo amore - Ewerton Santos SILVA ( Arr. por viola Alex. ZILAHI). Takács Zsófia and Bódi Gréta Nóra, the two students from the 9th grade, under the training of Otilia Leopold interpreted:Ombra mai fu by G.F.Haendel, Cherubino by W.A.Mozart, as well as two small arias: Se tu m’ami by Alessandro Parisotti from Susanna’s aria, respectiv arieta Un moto di gioja de W.A.Mozart. Bódi Mátyás László provided his accompaniment. The photography Salon “Woman”, organized under the patronage of the “Euro Foto Art” International Association is open to the public until April 2nd 2021, from Tuesday until Sunday - 9am to 5 pm. The photos can also be seen at: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-exhibition-salons/woman/ Photo: Csíki János & Szilágyi Lóránd (14-16)

THE EXHIBITION OF PHOTO-REPORTERS FROM

BIHOR- HAJDÚ-BIHAR EUROREGION

 

The “Euro Foto Art” International Association has started 6 years ago to organize an international competition dedicated exclusively to photo-reporters from the two neighboring regions. Besides it being a friendly competition field between photo-reporters, the exhibitions also became a messenger of important events that took place in the Bihor-Hajdu-Bihar Euroregion in the past years. The yearly exhibitions were presented in Oradea and Debrecen, in the presence of the photo-reporters from the two cities and a photography loving public too. The opening of the 6th edition of photo-reporters from the Bihor-Hajdu Bihar Euroregion, organized under the auspices of FIAP (International Photographic Art Federation) - recognized by UNESCO as well as the prize ceremony took place on Friday 5 2021. The event took place in the new home of the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery - FIAP Exhibition center Oradea-Romania, now hosted in the Museum of Oradea - Cultural Complex in the medieval fortress. Present at event were the head editors of mass-media of the two cities, the photo-reporters and a photography loving public - smaller in number due to present health regulations. Those in attendance were greeted by Angela Lupșea - director of the Museum - who appreciated the initiative of organizing this international exhibition. The host of the event was Ștefan Tóth AFIAP, president of the “Euro Foto Art” Association as well as the curator of the exhibition. He presented his gratitude to the photographer Csiki Janos for his constant help as well as in the effort he went through to help with moving the Gallery in its new home. As a sign of gratitude, Mr. Toth presented him with a Diploma of Excellency  Photo-reporters were presented with participation diplomas, while the winners were awarded commemorative plaques Mezey Lajos - the first Oradea photographer, bronze, silver and gold medals Carol Pop de Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly” as well as the three Cups offered by the organizers. During the event, Mr. Némethy Norbert from the Partium House from Debrecen talked about the excellent collaboration between his institution and the “Euro Foto Art” Association. Musical moments were offered by artists belonging to the “Duo Varadiensis” Chamber Group -  Lucian Malița (violin) și Thurzó Sándor József (viola). They interpreted the “Ballad” by Ciprian Porumbescu and the “Bihor Suite” (song no. 2) by Adrian Gagiu (composer from Oradea) as well ass “Song from the Julieta operetta”, by Lehar Ferenc and “Short Duets” by Eszláry Erzsébet. A total of 72 photographs were selceted to be part of the exhibition. The selection was made by an international jury: Dr. Ramona Novicov - art critic, Ștefan Tóth AFIAP and Stanik Istvan from Debrecen (HU) - media expert. The event was live streamed on facebook, available at the address: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/ The Photo-reporters’ exhibition is organized under the patronage of the “Euro Foto Art” International Association and is open to the public until 5 March 2021,  Tuesday to Sunday, between 9-17 (Monday it is closed). - Photos by: Csíki János


THE YEARLY EXHIBITION OF MEMBERS OF THE

“EURO FOTO ART” ASSOCIATION

(THE GOODBYE EXHIBITION)

It has become a tradition that the members of the international association present at the beginning of each year an exhibition of their best shots of the previous 12 months. For this exhibition a total of 237 photographs were sent, out of which 106 were selected, as part of an open debate, on the Zoom platform. The 590th exhibition will open on the 11th of January 2021 at 18:00, in the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery - FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea-Romania. The even will also be broadcast online via facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/. Those interested in this event will be greeted by Ștefan Toth AFIAP, president of AIEFA and director of CEFIAPOR. Musical moments were provided by artists from “Duo Varadiensis” -  Lucian Malița (violin) & Thurzó Sándor József (viola), as well as the two photographer members of Rock Filarmonica Oradea - Alexandrina Chelu (vocalist) & Florian Chelu (guitar). The annual exhibition of members of “Euro Foto Art” International Association, organized in partnership with the “Gheorghe Șincai” county library can be visited until February 15 2021, on workdays between 8-14. This is the last exhibition organized at this location, where the Association has been carrying out its activities for a decade. The exhibition can also be seen online at: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-annual-exhibtitons. Today we are presenting you with one of the photographs taken by Oszaczky Adam member of the ”Euro Foto Art” Association” currently based in Helsinki (Finland). 


THE CLOSING FESTIVITIES FOR THE EXHIBITION OF THE MOST

REPUTABLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN ROMANIA

Rarely does it happen that the opening of an exhibition is replaced with its closing festivities. The special situation in which we find ourselves as well as the health condition of the exhibiting photographer has determined the change. The event took place on December 12 2020, 11:00 together with the most reputed photographer in Romania - Nagy Lajos EFIAP/d3 GMPSA from TârguSecuiesc (Harghita county) and was broadcast online at: https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/. The event took place in the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery  - FIAP exhibition center Oradea - Romania. It was hosted by the renowned photographer ȘtefanTóth IstvánAFIAP - president of the “Euro Foto Art” International Association (AIEFA) and the curator of the exhibition. He presented Nagy Lajos EFIAP/d3 MPSA2 with the lifetime medal Carol Pop de Szathmári -Szathmári Pap Károly” number 9.  This medal is created by AIEFA and is a registered trademark with the State Office of Marks and Inventions of Romania and was granted to the photographer for his great achievements in international photography and for his 70th birthday. Nagy Lajos EFIAP/d3 MPSA2 thanked the president of AIEFA for organizing the exhibition and for granting him this distinction, after which he continued to talk about the exhibited photographs. Musical moments were provided by Thurzo Sandor Jozsef - part of the “Duo Varadiensis” chamber group. With this occasion, the 200th anniversary since the birth of Mezey Lajos - the first Oradea photographer was celebrated. The 589th exhibition organized under the auspices of the FIAP - International Art Photography Federation (UNESCO-recognized)  is composed of 100 photographs taken by Nagy Lajos and it is grouped in two cycles - “life scenes” and “landscapes”. The exhibition was made possible with the help of Gheorghe Șincai” County Library and”Nufărul” Photographic Club Oradea. On Saturday afternoon, Nagy Lajos also visited the commemorative monument dedicated to the first Oradea photographer -Mezey Lajos - recently unveiled on the “alley of personalities” in the Rulikowski cemetery in Oradea. The exhibited works can be seen in the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery - FIAP exhibition center Oradea - Romania and also online here: https://www.eurofotoart.com/efa-creator-members/053-nagy-lajos-efiapd-3/

Famous photographer and painter from Russia have an exhibition in Oradea (RO)

The celebration of 30 years of the “Euro Foto Art” Gallery, as well as 200 years since the birth of the first photographer from Oradea - Mezey Lajos - brought up the opportunity of organizing an exceptional visual arts exhibition. On the walls of the gallery, photographs by Sergey Majorov EFIAP and paintings by Tatiana Pyaterneva were exhibited. The paintings were inspired by the works of the exhibiting photographer. Both artists are from Penza (Russian Federation). The exhibition was organized under the patronage of the International Photographic Association (FIAP) and it bears the name “Next Life”. It opened on Tuesday, the 30th of June 2020 at 18:00, in the “Euro Foto Art” - FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea, Romania, in the company of a reduced public, but broadcast online on the Association’s facebook web page:    https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/. The public was greeted by Ștefan Tóth AFIAP - president of the “Euro Foto Art” International Association and the curator of the exhibition. In his speech, he appreciated the originality of the project: ”It is an absolute premiere that on the walls of our well-known Gallery, a painter and a photographer are exhibiting together. Also, there are few cases in which paintings are done after photographs”, mentioned Ștefan Tóth AFIAP. The works that were exhibited were also given a presentation by Dr. Ramona Novicov - art critic. She appreciated the artistic level of the works and regretted the fact that the paintings (sent from Penza on the 8th of June and are still stuck in transit as of June 13 2020, in the International Post Office of Khimki, close to Moscow) have not arrived, due to the pandemic. Musical moments were provided by artists of the “Duo Varadinensis” from Oradea - Lucian Malita (violin) and Thurzo Sandor Jozsef (viola) - they interpreted works from Russian and Romanian repertoire: Liana Alexandra: Melody (reworked for a duet by Thurzó Sándor József) Aram Haciaturian: from ”Masquerade”, No.2, "Nocturna" by George Enescu: Rapsodie Roumaine, op. 11 , no 2. G. Sviridov: from the Suite ”Viforul”, "Romance". The 584th  exhibition in the “Euro Foto Art” gallery was organized with support from the Local County Council of Bihor and the City Hall of Oradea, in partnership with “Gheorghe Șincai” County Library, as well as the “Nufărul” Photography Club from Oradea. The exhibition is open to the public until July 23 2020, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 19:00, with free access.

A NEW EXHIBITION IN THE “EURO FOTO ART” GALLERY - FIAP EXHIBITION CENTER ORADEA - ROMANIA

 

 Celebrating 200 years since the birth of the first photographer from Oradea - Mezey Lajos, as well as three decades of the longest lasting permanent photographic gallery in Romania (“Euro Foto Art”) has given the opportunity of organizing a new exceptional photo exhibition. In this context, beginning with the 5th of June 2020, those passionate about photographic art have the oportunity to see a special exhibition, held in the gallery located in 1 December Square, no. 12. The exhibiting artist is Gelu VRABIE, member of the “Nufărul” Photography club. His personal exhibition, entitled ”Urban Impressions” is made up of 100 truly valuable photographs. The opening event took place with the participation of the author, on the 5th of June 2020 ant 18:00. The event was transmitted live via the facebook address of the association “Euro Foto Art” (https://www.facebook.com/EuroFotoArtAsociatieInternationala/). Those who took part in the event were greeted by Ștefan Toth AFIAP - president of the International “Euro Foto Art” Association, as well as the curator of the current exhibition. Mr. Toth appreciated the perseverance of the artist in his art process. The exhibited works were analyzed by Ramona Novicov - art critic, who appreciated the special artistic merits of the exhibited works. Musical moments were provided by a representative of the “Duo Varadiensis” group, from Oradea - Thurzo Sandor Josef (viola). The exhibition - the 582nd, was organized with the support of the Bihor County Council and the Oradea City Hall, in partnership with the County Library “Gheorghe Șincai” and the “Nufărul” Photographic Club. The exhibition can be visited until June 29 2020, on workdays between 8 and 7 in the afternoon, access is free.


           WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

It has become a tradition for the International Euro Photo Art Association (AIEFA) to celebrate International Women's Day, with an international exhibition of photographic art. This was also the case this year, when in the "Euro Photo Art" Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania were installed 108 black-and-white and color photographs made by 57 woman photographers, active in the 54 AIEFA Partner Organizations from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In this context the visiting public can admire a series of exceptional photographs taken by the woman photographers from: Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Serbia, Slovakia, Singapore, Oman, Slovakia, Russia, Romania , Ukraine and Hungary. The international exhibition presents the way in which the photographers saw and surprised their colleagues from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Venezuela, Tibet, Nepal or even South Africa. In the exhibited photos the visiting public will be able to admire the special artistic message of the exhibits from which he will be able to understand the rolewomen around the world have: woman, mother, sister or grandmother in equal measure. The opening of the exhibition, organized under the auspicies of the International Federation of Photographic Art (Recognized by UNESCO) took place in the presence of a large public, on Sunday, March 08, 2020, at 11:00 am in the well-known Gallery in Oradea, Square 1 December no. 12. The audience present at the opening was welcomed by the photographer artist Stefan Tóth István AFIAP the president of the International Association "Euro Foto Art" and the director of the FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania, which offered to the women arriving at the opening a bouquet of snowdrops. The exhibits and the role of women in society were praised by lady Elisabeta Pop, writer and literary critic, UNITER member, who recited the poetry of an unknown child, addressed to his mother. The musical moments were provided by the students of the Oradea Art High School. Photographer artist Fórián Andrea, member of AIEFA performed the poem "Én hívlak élni" (I invite you to live) by the poet Dsida Jenő, accompanied by the artist Thurzó Sándor József (viola) representing the "Duo Varadiensis" band. For the first time, the public present at the opening was invited to nominate the photo that they consider the most successful in the exhibition. The most favored was the photo of the artist from China, Liu Xiaoling entitled "Nepalese girls" Exhibition number 580 organized in partnership with the County Library "Georghe Șincai" and the Photographic Club "Nufărul" Oradea will remain open for public until April 9 2020, on weekdays between 08:00 - 19:00, and the access is free of charge.


THE PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS'S INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS.

The event took place on Saturday, the 8th of February 2020 at 11.00 hours, at the  Euro Foto Art Gallery - the FIAP Exhibition Center-Oradea, Romania in front of the representatives of mass media from Bihor and Hajdú-Bihar regions. The exhibition was organized by the Euro Foto Art International Association under the auspices of FIAP. At the 5th edition of this competition each amateur and professional written and online press photographer participated with 10 images, taken during 2019. After the first musical moment performed by the following: Costin Albert, Gîngă Ioana, Coyak Dávid, Marian Ioan, Marian Ana, Palas Iasmina (teacher: Lupse Anita) from the Art High School Oradea, the public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the Euro Foto Art International Association and the manager of the festival. Serban Cartis-the president of the Union of the Romanian Professional Journalists-Bihor, dr. Ramona Novicov-art critic and Stanik István-media expert from Debrecen (HU) appreciated the importance of organizing this competition and the high level of the exposed images. The musical moments were offered by the following pupils: Alesia Nicole Alb (6th grade, teacher: Bonţu Aurica) and Porsztner Abigél (12th grade, teacher: Măslină Pop Ancuţa) who performed Romanian and Hungarian folklore pieces. In the second part of the exhibition the Cup of the press photographers was given to: Remus Toderici (Crișana from Oradea RO) and Halics Szófia (Bihari Hírlap from Beretyóújfalu  (HU). The  UZPBH Cup was given to Szilagyi Lorand (Bihoreanul, Oradea RO) and the Partium House Debrecen Cup was given to Ovi D. Pop (UZPBH). The ”Debrecen - Nagyárad” internet site gave a special prize to the DENAGY online journal from Debrececen for the "Flowers's Carnival" image taken by Csíki Ioan (RO) for its message of fraternity between Oradea and Debrecen. This event was the closing moment of  the 8th edition of ”Carol Pop de Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly” International Photography festival, organized by the Euro Foto Art International Association under the auspices of FIAP, recognized by the UNESCO. The exhibition with no. 579, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai regional Library and the ”Nufarul” Photoclub Oradea, will be opened to the public until the 6th of March 2020 on working days between 8.00 and 19.00 hours for free.

 

 


EXCEPTIONAL OPENING IN THE EURO PHOTO ART GALLERY, FIAP ORADEA-ROMANIA EXHIBITION CENTER

The Day of Photographic Art in Romania is celebrated in accordance with the Government Decision of Romania number 458 from 05.05.2010, every year, on January 11, the birthday of the first war photographer in the world ”Carol Pop by Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly”. The International Association "Euro Foto Art" (AIEFA) has been organizing since 2013 an exceptional Festival dedicated to this event. Within the Festival organized under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), with the support of the AIEFA Partner Organizations in Serbia, Romania, Ukraine and Hungary, tens of photographic art exhibitions will be opened in one of the best-known galleries in Europe. The official launch of the eighth edition of the International Photography Festival "Carol Pop de Szathmári - Szathmári Pap Károly", took place on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 18:00, at the "Euro Photo Art" Gallery, FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea - Romania (CEFIAPOR), in the presence of more than 50 photographers and photography lovers from Romania and Hungary, who filled up the well Gallery Oradea known. The audience present at the event was greeted by the photographer artist Ștefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of AIEFA and the director of CEFIAPOR. During the festivities, the opening of the annual International Exhibition of AIEFA members took place. It has become a tradition for the members of the International Association to present at the beginning of each year with a representative exhibition with the most successful artistic photographs taken during the past year. This time on the simes of the well-known Oradea Gallery 109 photos were taken with great professional mastery by the 78 artist photographers members of the International Association "Euro Photo Art" (AIEFA) from: Austria, Czech Republic, China, France, Germany, Ireland , Israel, Italy, Republic of Moldova, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, USA, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Hungary. The works were presented by art critic dr. Ramona Novicov. The musical moments were offered by the artist of the "Duo Varadiensis" Thurzó Sándor József (alto), respectively by two photographers artists members of AIEFA: Kocsis Csaba from Berettyóújfalu (HU) and Radui Elemér from Oradea (RO) (guitar). The annual exhibition of the members of the International Association "Euro Foto Art" organized with the support of the County Library "Gheorghe Șincai" and the Photographic Club "Nufărul" Oradea will remain available to the public during the working days, until February 7, 2020 between 08:00 - 19:00, to which access is free.


THE INAUGURATION OF THE FIAP EXHIBITION CENTER ORADEA - ROMANIA

On Friday, the 6th of December 2019, at 18.00 hours there took place the  inauguration of the 17th FIAP Exhibition Center in Oradea-Romania with the participation of over 70 photographers from: Andorra, Germany, Greece, Romania, Ukraine and Hungary. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the manager of the Oradea FIAP exhibition center, who founded the most last-longing permanent photography gallery in Romania. Joan Burguse Martisella from Andorra, the vice-president of the FIAP and the manager of the FIAP Exhibition Centers, appreciated the activity of the gallery with its 570 international exhibitions. Ioannis Lykouris MFIAP, Hon E.FIAP from Greece, the FIAP secretary, appreciated the 25 years of best collaboration with Stefan Tóth AFIAP and his over 40 years experience. Georg S. Holzmann EFIAP, the honorable president of FIAP Germany from Karlsruhe, gave Stefan Tóth AFIAP the golden medal expressing his appreciation. Deputy Biró Rozália sent the message of the president of the Bihor Council who thanked Stefan Tóth for his over 40 years activity in promoting photography in Oradea. A special moment was the cutting of three-colours ribbon by the honorable guests and the revealing the plate of the FIAP Oradea-Romania exhibition center by Joan Burguse Martisella from Androrra and Stefan Tóth AFIAP. Then the word was taken by Eugen Antal representing the The Bihor County Prefect Institution and the Oradea City Hall and by Angela Lupsea-the general manager of the Oradea Museum-Cultural Center. Stefan Tóth AFIAP thanked to all who supported this event financially and to all volunteers who participated at the renovation of the ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery. In the second part of the festivity the opening of the 4th edition of the World-wide EFA Photo Clubs Cup took place. The exhibition was organized by the Euro Foto Art International Association for its 57 partner organizations from: Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The musical moments were offered by: Duo Varadiensis: Lucian Malița and Thurzó Sándor József (violin and viola), Elemér Radui and Florian Chelu (guitar) and Alexandrina Chelu (voice). The event closed with a festive dinner at the ”Grand Palace” restaurant where the dancer couple: Tóth István Aramisz (Romania)  - Lilly Cantineau (France) have performed, Santa Claus have given gifts to all guests and a huge cake have come as a surprise. The president of Bihor Council, Pásztor Sándor presented the city to the honorable guests from Andorra and Germany.

 


IMPRESSIVE OPENING AT THE

EURO FOTO ART GALLERY

The Euro Foto Art Gallery-FIAP Exhibition Center Oradea, Romania is been hosting a new photography exhibition since the 8th of August 2019. 100 images, taken by Udvardi Árpád EFIAP from Brasov, are shown. The author is a professional photographer since 1979. He's a freelancer since 1993 making book covers, art, touristic and publicity albums. He has collaborated with museums from Brasov, especially with the Ethnography Museum and this way he has improved his ethnographic photography and has made documentary films on this theme. The author's favourite subject is the human being in his environment with his joy and sorrow, with his loneliness and his destiny. The opening took place on Wednesday, the 7th of August, at 18.00 hours in front of the author and a large number of visitors including the twins: Lotte Lee and Candice Lee from Hong Kong, China and the family of Borka Sándor-painter from Veszprém, Hungary. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the Euro Foto Art International Association and the manager of the gallery, who gave the author the patronage certificate with no. 047/2019. The images were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic and by Szücs László, chief editor at the "Várad" magazine. The musical moments were offered by the Vardiensis Duo: Thurzó Sándor József-viola and Lucian Malita-violin, who performed the following: "Dream of love” by Francisco CANARO, ”Concert vals” by G.Boulanger, ”Argentine tango” by Patacini, ”Serenata” by Eurico TOSELLI and Alter Jögermarsh. The retrospective exhibition of Udvardi Árpád EFIAP with no. 574, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai regional library and the Nufarul photoclub, with the support of the Bihor Council, will be opened to the public until the 16th of September 2019 every working day between 8.00 and 19.00 hours, for free. (Photography: Magdolna Tóth)


PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST FROM

CLUJ-NAPOCA IS EXPOSING IN ORADEA

 

The ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery - FIAP Exhibiting Center Oradea-Români is been hosting a new photography exhibition since the 11th of July 2019. This time 100 images taken by Vas Géza from Cluj-Napoca are presented. The opening took place on Tuesday, the 11th of July 2019, at 18.00 hours in the presence of the author. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the ”Euro Foto Art” International Association, who gave the author the patronage certificate with no. 043/2019. The images were presented by the author himself. The musical moments were offered by Thurzó Sándor József, viola artist, member of the ”Varadiensis Duo”. The retrospective exhibition of Vas Géza,  the 573rd exhibition in the gallery, organized in partnership with the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Regional Library, will be opened to the public until the 7th of August 2019, every working day, between 8.00 and 19.00 hours for free.

 

 


THE EXHIBITION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PHOTOCLUB FROM DEBRECEN IN ORADEA

The Euro Foto Art Gallery-EFIAP Exhibiting Center Oradea - Romania is hosting since the 25th of June 2019 a new photography show. 75 images taken by the members of the Photoclub from Debrecen are presented. The opening took place on Tuesday, the 25th of June 2019, at 18.00 hours in the presence of the following: Máthé András AFIAP (the president of the photoclub), Micskey István, Micskey Katalin, Károlyi Gábor, Károlyiné Etelka, Illés Gábor, Illés Katalin, F. Nagy Piroska, Fülöp György, Méhész Balázs, Keresztesi Éva si Major Brigitta. Also we had the presence of Vas Géza from Cluj Napoca.  From the local photographers there were present at the event: Illés Imre ( the”Nufărul” Photoclub),  Varga Erzsébet Mandy, Csikí Ioan and Gardó Zoltán (the ”Euro Foto Art International Association).  The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the manager of the  FIAP Exhibiting Center Oradea who gave the president of the Photoclub from Debrecen the patronage certificate with no. 038/2019. The exposed images were presented by Máthé András AFIAP and László Szűcs, chief editor at the "Várad" cultural magazine. The musical moments were offered by Lucian Malita, violin artist, member of the Varadiensis duo. This photography art exhibition with no. 572, organized in partnership with the Gheorghe Sincai Regional Library and the Nufarul Photoclub, with the support of the Oradea city hall and the Regional Council of Bihor, will be opened to the public until the 8th of July 2019, every working day between 8.00 and 19.00 hours, for free.


THE "EUROPE'S DANUBE" INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT THE EURO FOTO ART GALLERY - FIAP EXHIBITING CENTER ROMANIA

 

This took place on Wednesday, the 5th of June 2019, at 18.00 hours. The director council of FIAP, accepted by the UNESCO, at its last meeting from Belfast, has recognized the well-known ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery, founded in 1990 by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, as a FIAP Exhibiting Center in Oradea-Romania. This way, the gallery became the 17th FIAP Embassy in the whole world and the 1st in Romania !  570 international exhibitions have been opened here in the last 29 years. The ”Euro Foto Art” International Association, the unique regional member of FIAP in the world, in partnership with the "Japanese Danube" Photoclub from Yokohama, has initiated the "Europe's Danube" exhibition. The purpose of the project was to present through photography the longest river of Europe. A shorter version of this project was already presented with the support of the Romanian Counsel in Solotvino/ Slatina (UA) and in Sighetu Marmatiei. In Oradea, the public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the manager of the  FIAP Exhibiting Center Oradea-Romania. The images were presented by dr. Ramona Novicov, art critic (in Romanian) and by László Szűcs, chief editor at the ”Várad” cultural magazine (in Hungarian). The musical moments were offered by Thurzó Sándor József, viola artist, member of ”Varadiensis Duo”. The exhibition with no. 571, organized in partnership with the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Regional Library and the ”Nufarul” Photoclub, with the support of the Oradea City Hall and the Bihor Regional Council, will be opened to the public until the 24th of June 2019, on working days between 8.00 and 19.00 hours for free. The exhibition will be opened in June at the Romanian Cultural Institute from Beijing (China).

 


"MY ORADEA" - PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

 

The Euro Foto Art International Association has prepared a new photography art exhibition for the public. This time, 115 color and monochrome images, taken by dr. Kiss András from Hungary, are presented at the well-known ”Euro Foto Art” Gallery. Through this exhibition with no. 569, the author gives a homage to the city he was born and lived almost his whole life in. The public will have the opportunity to discover streets of Oradea the way they once were and portraits of well-known people of the city and of the author's colleagues. The opening took place on Wednesday, the 17th of April 2019, at 18.00 hours, in front of the author, his family and a large number of visitors. The public was saluted by Stefan Tóth AFIAP, the president of the EFAIA and of the ”Nufărul” Photoclub and also the curator of the exhibition. The images were presented by Szilágyi Aladár, local writer and publicist. The musical moments were offered by ”Duo Varadiensi” Thurzó Sándor József (viola). The exhibition, organized in partnership with the ”Nufărul” Photoclub and the ”Gheorghe Sincai” Regional Library with the support of the Oradea city hall and the regional council, will be opened to the public until the 7th of May 2019, on working days between 8.00 and 20.00 hours, for free.