Ovi D. PopI was born in Oradea on the 9th of April, 1973. I have been a photographer for over 20 years. I prefer landscape photograpy, portrait, aerial and street photography. I had managed to issue six illustrated editions of the Bihor County monography, which contain about 1.000 photographs, illustrating the most representative sites in the county. I also issued six editions of the Travel Guide Book of Bihor County, many postcards, pocket books, which reflect his photographic activity.
In 2013 my photographic activity took a turn towards artistic photography and I managed to become a Art. AAFR (The Association of Romanian Artist Photographers) artist and E.FIAP (Excellence of Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique), managing to obtain 247 prizes (5 international trophies, 44 gold medals/1st place, 20 silver medals/2nd place, 21 bronze medals/3rd place, 11 diplomas and 137 honorable mentions) in 26 countries like Greece, Ireland, Germany, Croatia, Finland, Sweden, Montenegro, Spain, Slovakia, Ukraine, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, China, Hungary, Dominica, USA, Kosovo, Georgia, Bulgaria, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Macedonia, Egypt and Romania.
I had several individual photography exhibitions in Oradea, Cluj Napoca, Valea lui Mihai, Hajduszoboszlo (Hungary) – 2013, 2014, Bruxelles – 2013, 2014, Cernăuţi (Ukraine), but also group photography exhibitions in Cluj Napoca, Bucharest, Szeged, Budapest, Bratislava, Kosice (Slovakia), Cernăuţi and Ujgorod (Ucraine), Chişinău (Moldavia) and in Shenzhen (China).
From 2016 I started the first authorized Photo School in Oradea with the authority of the Ministry of Work and the Ministry of Education from Romania.