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Algonquin photographer’s work on display

Published: Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:15 a.m. CDT

EAST DUNDEE – The Fox River Valley Public Library District is displaying a new exhibit of photographs by Algonquin resident Doru Halip in the Dundee Library’s Ruth Wendt Gallery.

The exhibit reveals the landscapes and people of a hidden world in Bukovian, Romania.  

Halip’s love for photography blossomed in high school after a friend gave him a camera. Since then, his eye has led him to work as a photojournalist in Romania, where he met his wife and business partner, Claudia. He also has been a photographer on a Caribbean cruise ship, and a European photography studio owner.

Today, the Halips own and operate “the H Photography” and offer clients the experience of two artists working together to create artistically directed and candid images of their most special moments in life.

The couple describe their style as a specialty in documentary fine art wedding photography – a fusion of fashion, portraiture and photojournalism.

“The photos show a piece of Bukovina, a province northeast of Romania,” Halip said. “They reveal two sides: One is the landscapes and the other the people from that place. Traveling through the countryside, you feel like time has been frozen.

“They bring you back 200 years – the farms are very small and everyone is working, reminiscent somehow of Amish farms. During the day, everyone is out working the land. Sunday, people go to church, then gather together at a bar for drinks,” he said.

For information, visit Halip’s website at

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