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For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion. – Cioran

Gabriela Iancu is a Romanian-born multidisciplinary visual artist who focuses on photography, film production, and design. Her work addresses food and the natural environment from various historical perspectives, and in 2015 she founded Florilegium, where alongside contributors from around the world, she extended her interest in graphic design, nature and contemporary art to develop a one-of-a-kind visual language. Gabriela graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta, USA) in 2015 with an M.F.A. in Photography.

Gabriela has led trends in food photography and styling, and successfully cultivated her blog and magazine What Liberty Ate to readers worldwide. Fluent in multiple media, her art direction, design, videography, and photography projects have enabled her to partner with clients in Europe and North America, on visual concepts, designs, layouts, and vision. Thus, Gabriela has hands on experience with layout design, typography, color, responsive design, print production, videography, and is well-versed in traditional film techniques, fine art, medium-format capture, post-production and large-format archival printing.

Gabriela Iancu

What Liberty Ate {raspberries and chocolate} blog established in 2010, is exploring the poetics of everyday life with photography that investigates the relationship between looking at food and consuming food. Furthermore, the photographs question the definition of food through detailed compositions that cultivate a sense of time and space.

Gabriela has received a number of accolades and has exhibited in various spaces internationally. In 2015, Gabriela designed her own 18-page photography editorial for Up by Forbes Romania and created a video piece for the Huffington Post New York Multimedia Fellowship finals. Gabriela exhibited a retrospective show at the Gorj County Museum in Romania in 2014. In 2016, she showcased a solo photographic exhibition which took place in a public space and aimed to bring people and photography closer by inspiring contemplation and conversation. And most recently, in 2016, Gabriela won the Award of Excellence in the 57th Communication Arts Photography Annual Competition in California, and photographed the new seasonings, soups, and sauces products for Nestlé Czech Republic and Slovakia. Gabriela’s photographic storytelling work appeared in a number of publications both online and in print, such as Communication Arts, Up by Forbes, Forbes, PDN Emerging Photographer, Chickpea Magazine, Port City Review, The Connector, PhotoVogue, Camille Styles, Design*Sponge, Decor8, Millésime, Decât o Revistă, Omnivor, Designist, to name a few.