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Ioana Moldovan

Ioana Moldovan is a freelance journalist and documentary photographer based in Bucharest, Romania. She is using text, photography and videography to tell under-told stories, to constantly raise awareness on social and human rights issues that no one is entitled to forget, to correctly inform people and in the end, try to generate positive change. In the past few years, Moldovan started to document protest movements, conflict zones and the human consequences of war.
Moldovan’s projects in her home country documented life in former communist workers’ colonies, Roma discrimination, aging in Romania and gender equality among others. She has also covered international issues like the refugee crisis in Europe, the situation in Ukraine – the Euromaidan revolution, the war in the Eastern part of the country and the displacement phenomenon, life under occupation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Ethiopia – 30 years after the great famine, the consequences of the Syrian war in Za’atari refugee camp and the protests in Gezi Park, Turkey.
Moldovan has been collaborating with Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, Radio France Internationale, Vice, Profil Austria and Art of Living Magazine among others. She has also worked on multimedia projects funded by the European Commission and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation.
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Ukraine: World’s unseen refugee crisis. More than two million people are now refugees or internally displaced due to war but their plight is little reported. Photo story on Ukraine's internally displaced.


Refugees’ passage to Europe - photo story on the refugee crisis More photo stories on my website


Holding the line in eastern Ukraine - photo story from Ukraine's first line of the front


Passing through the Gevgelija refugee transit camp - photo story on the refugee crisis


What It’s Like to Spend New Year’s as a Refugee in a Greek Anarchist Shelter


When Ukraine Is No Longer Ukraine - the story of Ukraine's internally displaced, since the Eastern part of the country has been ravaged by war


What It’s Like on the Front Lines of the War in Ukraine - report from embeding with the Ukrainian army in Zenit, 2 km away from the Donetsk airport


The story of one Ukrainian teenager's escape from war. When his mother disappeared and separatist fighters threatened him to join them or die, he knew he had to leave Ukraine.


Ukraine: Traumatised by war and PTSD. On the front line of Ukraine's battle against PTSD, with war veterans, psychologists, priests and volunteers.


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