I consider that it is very important to know our history, understand and accept it, with all its bleak moments. The tragedy of a nation, as genocide is, affects and concerns us all. It is essential to know and to understand why the Armenians live in Romania. My country was one of the ﬁrst to open its doors to receive Armenian refugees during the genocide. As a result of that policy, the country’s laws were amended and the nature of ethnic communities has changed.
Andreea Tănase is an independent photojournalist with 20 years’ experience in press photography. In her career she has addressed varied topics, from news to social reports and photo documentaries and explored the Romanian life and culture.
She worked for top newspapers in Romania, and collaborated with major magazines and photo agencies in Romania as well as abroad. Her photos and articles appeared in publications such as National Geographic Romania, Geo Romania, Foreign Policy Romania, British Photo Agency, Intact Images, Ostphoto, Amnesty International Journal, Ararat Magazine, Die Welt, Die Tageszeitung, Die Presse, Radio Free Europe Romania, Hope and Homes for Children.
Andreea Tănase worked for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as official photographer of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council in 2019, staff photographer of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 2018 – 2021, official photographer of the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest Romania, November 2022. Currently, Andreea Tănase cooperates in documentary projects with the Armenian Union of Romania.
Andreea Tănase has a Communication and Public Relations degree from the Ecological University of Bucharest, graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, USA, has completed photojournalism courses organized by the Centre for Independent Journalism in Bucharest and completed a Masters degree in Information Management in Combating Terrorism at the Intelligence Academy “Mihai Viteazul” in Bucharest.