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About the author
Winner of the 2016 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest, Alex Conu is a photographer based in Lofoten Islands, Norway, originally from Romania. Besides a degree in photography, Alex also holds a major in astrophysics, thus having a deeper understanding of the astronomical phenomena he photographs. He is a member of TWAN – The World at Night, a bridge between art, humanity, and science.
Prior to his inclusion on the PhotographingSpace.com team, Alex was the overall winner of the 2016 PhotographingSpace.com Image of the Year. His astrophotos have been published internationally online and in print. Alex is the Chair of the Photographic Commission of The Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) and a member in the jury of the National Astrophotography Contest ASTROFOTO organized by SARM. He also collaborates with various astronomical institutions and associations in the world. Throughout the years, Alex was involved in countless astronomy public outreach events. He is also interested in visual astronomy and is an active observer in fields like comets, meteors, deep sky objects, eclipses, variable stars or grazing occultations. In his everyday life, Alex is a freelance photographer.