Photographer:Alin Panaite
Continent: Europe
Country: Romania
Project Title: Filterless
Project Continent: Europe
Project Country: Romania
Nominated By: Selaru Ovidiu

In a world where everybody is obsessed with the way they look, and on social media everybody is perfect, happy and successful, FILTERLESS is a project meant to take off this mask of fake perfection and the present people the way they are, with the good and the bad, with the struggles and the challenges of life. We are trying so much to reach the standards imposed by facebook or Instagram …and, in trying to look perfect, we forget who we really are.
The project is composed of o series of black of white portraits of people who found themselves at a crossroad in their lives. The photos were presented at an exhibition at The National Art Museum in Constanţa, followed by another one at the National Opera in Oradea.


Everybody thinks they know you but they never actually look you in the eyes

Half of the truth

You only see bits of pieces never the entire picture


Sometimes I am tired and I just want to close my eyes for a second


Sometimes I am disgusted of everything that I see


I am sick of smiling to everyone that I hate

Alter Ego

I just want to break free of myself

Me, myself and I

Which one is the real me

Nervous laugh

Sometimes I find myself laughing for no reason

Silent and blind

I think I have seen enough


I crawl back into myself