photographer, Natalia, CiobanuNatalia Ciobanu was born on January 18, 1989 in Moldova, Chisinau. In 2008 she has discovered photography and has realized that it will become her lifelong pursuit and passion. Natalia prefers shooting portraits and nude, she also takes great interest in travel photography. During photo shoots Natalia aspires to natural, effortless and soulful effect while skillfully combining staging with improvisation. She enthusiastically shares her knowledge during master classes and individual lessons. Natalia’s photographs have repeatedly won prestigious international photo contests, have been displayed at worldwide exhibitions, published in magazines and are decorating various book covers.  


Наталья Чобану родилась 18 января 1989 г в Молдове, г. Кишинев. В 2008 году открыла для себя фотографию и поняла, что это станет делом и любовью всей ее жизни. Предпочитает снимать портреты и ню, а также увлекается фотографией в путешествиях. Во время создания фотографий, Наталья стремится к натуральности, естественности и душевности, умело комбинируя постановку и импровизацию на своих съемках. Она с большим энтузиазмом делится своими знаниями во время мастер-классов и индивидуальных занятий. Снимки Натальи неоднократно становились призерами и финалистами престижных международных фотоконкурсов, побывали на выставках во всем мире, публиковались в журналах и украшают обложки многих книг.


Contests and Exhibitions
Year Month Event
2017 May-September Collective exhibition «Caravana Secvențe», Romania
2016 February Finalist of the contest Smithsonian, travel category
2016 January-February The International Photo Festival «100 wonders of the world»,

St. Petersburg, Russia

January Personal Exhibition “A Myanmar Dream”, Romania
2015 December Collective Exhibition “Versus dar impreuna”, Romania
  November Exhibition “The way I live”, the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg 
July Finalist of the contest “Environmental photographer of the year”, England
2014 September Exhibition at “Bucharest Photo Week 2014”, Romania
May-June Collective exhibition “Respect for the small things», Belarus – Moldova
2013 October Photo exhibition at International film, diaporama & photography festival 33’rd edition, Romania
September Personal exhibition “Insomnia”, Crimea
September Exhibition at­ Festival of Photography “Secvente 2013”, Romania, Ploiesti
Nikon Photo Contest


3’rd place, single category
April-September Personal exhibition lebellearti , Milan, Italy
2012 June Personal exhibition “Time Machine”, Moldova
May Winner of the contest “Family Photography”, Moldova
May 2 golden medals in “Trienenberg Super Circuit, 2012”, Austria
May Finalist of the contest “Best Photographer”, Russia
March-May Exhibition in the “Kvartal” restaurant, Chisinau, Moldova
2011 December Finalist of the contest “Photosight Russian Awards”

Participation in a  collective exhibition, Moscow, Russia

November Finalist of the contest “Эпохи зримые черты”, Russia
November Finalist of the contest “Woman in Photography”, Ukraine

Participation in a collective exhibition

June Silver Medal ISF (France), organized by NSFHU, Ukraine
May 3-rd place in the photo-competition “Family Photo”, organized by Family        Festival, Moldova
February Personal exhibition “My soul”, Moldova, Chisinau
2010 November Personal exhibition “Там, где…”, Ukraine, Odessa
May Winner of the photo-competition “Family Photo”, organized by Family Festival, Moldova
January Winner of the competition “Student’s Life in Click”, organized by ATICO, Moldova
2008 December Participant at a charity “I search for mum, Moldova
January Participant, “Through Their Eyes” Image of the Economic situation of Women from developing countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia, organized by Karat Coalition, with a photo “Impression of old age”, Warsaw, Poland
October Winner of the photo-competition “Fruit Paradise”, Moldova