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“World through Camera Lens, 3rd Edition”

(January 27 – February 15, 2010)

The personal exhibition of the Italian photographer Pietro Pensa present 57 works, which reflect the beauty of Italian nature, majestic mountain landscapes of the Alps and Apennines as well as the inimitable nature of Sicily. There are also presented a number of photographs dedicated the Capriana Monastery in the Republic of Moldova.One of the aims of the exhibition is charity. The money gained from sale of the works will be donated to Chisinau families, which bring up orphaned children. 

Pietro Pensa was born on January 27, 1960 in Busto Arsizio in the province of Vareze, near Switzerland. He is a design engineer. Pensa always took a great interest in photography, which he used to support certain ideas. In the early 1970s, by means of camera, he tried to draw public attention to ecologic problems. Later he was among initiators and establishers of “GRUPPO AUDIOVISIVI”, which in the late 1980s organized diverse events on history and natural science in the province of Vareze.

The whole of Europe, Turkey, Vietnam, Africa, North Pole – just a few routes that traveled in his car Pietro Pensa. His reports on journeys appear regularly in magazines published in large editions, such as “Gente Viaggi”, “Gente motori”, “Domenica del Corriere”.

Today Pensa continue to take photographs, organizing private exhibitions in Europe and attracting more and more followers and admirers of photographic art.        



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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