Piața Matache • Dragoș Lumpan

Matache Square • Dragoș Lumpan

Matache area, from downtown Bucharest, went through some radical changes. I started to document these changes in 2010. Between 2010 and 2016 I made videos, photographs and took over 200.000 special frames for timelapses. At the end of 2016 I edited a documentary film „Matache. Berzei – Buzești“ that includes interviews with architects, urbanists, civil society representatives, locals but also the former mayor of Bucharest, Sorin Oprescu.


Dragoş Lumpan graduated Faculty of Film and Faculty of Theology. Some of the term projects that he wotked on are: “Ultima Transhumanţă”, “Matache. Berzei – Buzeşti”, “1984:2014”, “Urşi şi alte măşti”, “Fotografii mişcate”, “Muntele Atos”.
He made the photos for several photo albums:  “Ultima Transhumanţă”, “Chipuri de viaţă monahală”, “Fotografii mişcate” (e-book).
He was image and film director for documentaries: “Ultima transhumanţă”, “Matache. Berzei – Buzeşti”, “Sulukule meet M&M”, “Evliya Çelebi Road”.
In his films and photographs there are two main constant themes: people in their immediate environment and depicting the atmosphere.