Petruț Călinescu

Petruț Călinescu was selected for the 2024 Shortlist with Pride and Concrete. 10 Years Later.

Petruț Călinescu is an independent photographer and the co-founder of the Romanian Center for Documentary Photography ( He is represented by Panos Pictures. He studied journalism and spent a long time working as a photojournalist, then dedicated himself to long-term documentary photography projects. To him, photography opens doors to worlds that spark his curiosity. Some of his most well-known projects are The Black Sea and Pride and Concrete. More information at: