Aclaimed Romanian photographer Andrei Pandele opens a new exhibition this Thursday, January 22, at the Peasant Museum in Bucharest. Eternity was born in the village/ Veșnicia s-a născut la sat showcases 50 photographs taken during 1971 – 2006 in Romanian villages, most of them never exhibited before. The name of the exhibition is a line of Lucian Blaga, Romanian philosopher and poet of the pre-communist age.

Andrei Pandele gained international recognition with his “prohibited” photos taken during the communist regime, depicting the daily life of Romanians under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu. Pandele is actually an architect (he was Bucharest’s Deputy Chief Architect during 1998 – 2001), while photography has been a passion and occasional profession. Sport photographer, officially since 1969, he worked in weekends for the Sportul Popular newspaper and the Sportul Ilustrat magazine. His unique style unveils a close, determined, indiscreet, rapid yet relaxed and sensitive eye. In 2008, the National Contemporary Art Museum dedicated an entire exhibition to his photography. His images of the village life are practically unknown.

The exhibition will open officially on Thursday, January 22, at 18:00 in the museum’s Foaier Hall and can be visited until February 15, from Tuesday to Sunday, during 10:00 to 18:00. Entrance is free.