Photo enthusiast Cezar Popescu is digitizing the work of Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte, who was an army photographer during the First World War and later had a small studio in the southern Romanian city of Slobozia before his death in 1984.
Acsinte’s photographs, shot on glass plates, celluloid plates and film, document more than half a century of life in Romania. However, they were kept in poor conditions and had already deteriorated before many of them came into the possession of the Ialomita County Museum, where they are now. Popescu is working as a volunteer to help preserve the images by scanning them and making them publicly available online.
Photos by Reuters photographer Bogdan Cristel.