Tudor Prisăcariu (b. 1984, Bucharest) is a Romanian photographer based in London. He graduated from Richmond University, London with a First class BA (Hons) Degree in Creative Arts and Communications.
His work focuses on exploring and documenting human settlements, with an accent on urban landscapes and his enduring fascination for the periphery.
Until recently, Tudor’s practice has mostly been centred around his native Romania and the changes it has undergone since the fall of Communism and its 2007 accession to the EU. Since 2017, after returning to London, Tudor has turned his focus on the British landscape and is working on several projects which will be released by early 2020.
In 2015 he self-published his first photo book, “Bucharest”, a visual archive of the city’s ever-changing face. In 2018, his California series, shot over a 3 week trip on the US West Coast, won 2nd place in the AFAR Travel Photography Awards. His work has been exhibited in places such as BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussel, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest or The Rațiu Foundation in London.
72 Miles to Dover
Coming back to London in 2017 after a 5 year hiatus, I ended up living on Old Kent Road, a busy transit route which dates back to Roman times and leads all the way to Dover, the closest English town to continental Europe.
As a Romanian immigrant who has spent 11 of the last 16 years in London, I had previously taken numerous journeys in and out of the UK. This time around, a traffic sign marking 72 miles to Dover acted as the starting point for a different kind of journey, an imaginary return to Europe framed in the context of Brexit.
This ritualistic process of exploration and discovery, which I repeated several times over the last 2 years, was a means of documenting and conceptualising the pre-Brexit British landscape. The photographs evoke a feeling of nostalgia, portraying places often caught between the glory of the past and the uncertainty of the future, in a present state of flux.
To view more of Tudor Prisacariu’s work please visit their website.