Petruț Călinescu is a documentary photographer and videographer based in Bucharest, Romania. He is represented by Panos Pictures and Iaif Agentur. After doing a Bachelor in Journalism and Media, he worked as a photographer for the newspapers in Bucharest before quitting to concentrate more on personal projects. He recently co-founded the Romanian Center for Documentary Photography which aims to produce, stimulate and group together the best projects on Romanian documentary photography.
Petruț’s work has been published in magazines and newspapers around the world - from the Sunday Times Magazine and Businessweek to the New York Times and Esquire. He has also worked for corporate clients such as Orange, Ericsson, Renault, Robert Bosch and Discovery Channel. Petrut has won a number of awards, including a documentary award at the Humanity Photo Awards in China, supported by UNESCO and an Honorable Mention at the China International Press Photo award in 2015.