Herve Busy, French photographer documenting rural life in Bistrita Nosaud, within the project “Harvest from the Countryside”

This summer, French photographer Hervé Bossy is documenting the lives of the people from Telcio, Lecina and Livio Ribriano – a rural area of ​​Nossud. He works on the AFCN project “Harvest from the countryside”.

“Herve Bossi is one of the photographers accompanying our residents documenting the themes assumed in the project. Hervé Bossi spends a week in the three localities of the Bistrita Nosud province, and together with Maria Amarini, Florin Dumitrescu and Alexandra Felsge they will write and write documents from Telciu, Lechința and Liviu Rebreanu – District of Liviu Rebreanu Rural Năsăud.
During the documentary and written residency, the authors in residence will work with Herve Busy to complement the documentation based on interviews, participatory observation and informal discussions with a week of photographic documentation of each site explored, in order to capture the images in which the figure can be identified. At least five to illustrate the final textProject organizers said in a press release.

Who is Herve Busy?

Herve Busy, 27, has been a photojournalist and freelance editor for nearly 3 years, collaborating with several French newspapers.
After completing his studies in literature, he began working in Romania at the Satu Mare Association and also on a farm in Sanmartino Maggiore, with young people in social reintegration programmes. After this experience, he attended a course in Political Science and Journalism in Lyon, and partly at FSPAC Cluj-Napoca.
In 2018, he defended a research paper based on ethics and professional conduct in photojournalism. During his studies he discovered photography as a means of documentation. In 2015, in Lyon (France), he was invited by a friend to a garage where Romas from Albania and Romania live. He starts documenting the life of this place and the people who live in it and ends up settling here and setting up a photography workshop with the many kids who live there. Little by little he even began to discover the power of the image as an agent of social transformation.

This is how my journey into photojournalism begins.

This is how my journey into photojournalism begins. In 2018, I was in Kosovo, photographing the ten years of independence for the country and then publishing several reports in the French press. In the same year, I twice visited the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic on the pro-Russian separatist lands. Then I publish several reports focusing on this young region, the fighting and the presence of foreign soldiers. 2018 is also the year of major social movements in France, especially the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement, so I am photographing the events in Paris and Lyon as a reporter. In 2019, I traveled to Panama and Honduras to take photos for Aid to the Church in Need, an NGO. A few months later, they and the NGO Vétérinaires sans Frontières went to northeastern Uganda to document the drought that put the local population at risk. There, I also provide a longer report on the consequences of this drought on mining, the source of human exploitation and the damage to the environment.Herve Bossy says.

In 2020, he arrived in Romania again thanks to a scholarship to journalism, in order to report more on the problems of illegal logging and corruption within the forest administration. Several of these reports have already been published in the French press, including Reporterre, Politis and Le T ju Temps. In the meantime, he is working on a long-term personal project in the Danube Delta, documenting transformations in the landscape and the impact of tourism, and now he is documenting housing writing in the three rural localities of Bistrica Nosod County, within Bistrica Nosod County. The Culese din Rural Project.

Partners: Provincial Library „George Coșbuc“ Bistrica Nosud, from magazine, Scena9, Echinox, Steaua magazine
Slag media partners: Graiul Sălajului, Magazin Sălăjean, Reporter Pur şi Simplu, Sportul Sălăjean and Transilvania TV.
Media partners of Bistrița-Năsăud: BN Observatory, Bistrițeanul.
The project is funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN) and the Zalo County Museum of History and Art.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of the management of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project are used. This responsibility rests entirely with the beneficiary of the financing.

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