Victoria Viprada Balaban is a photographer based in Chisinau, Moldova.
Although her first passion was computer programming, she was ambitious to explore visual media and invent her own alphabet of visual identity. Self-portrait became her starting point. One of these self- portraits won a prize in the Canon Contest in Saint Petersburg. After this success Victoria decided that photography should be her career.
She focused on female portraits, and in 2 years photographer was awarded Grand Prix of the FestImage photo contest in Portugal. The large prize enabled her to open her own photo studio and develop her skills for fashion photography. While fashion and portraits were her main interests, she has also indulged in Ballet Photography.
In 2016 Victoria Viprada became Photographer of the Year by Instyle Magazine in Moldova. That award bolstered her confidence and led her to broaden her photographic interests. Her most recent topic of interest has been color. The search of color is like a meditation, and the interpretation of color in Victoria’s works allows her to release all of accumulated sensations. In 2018 her affection for color and all admiration for the impressionists have hugely contributed to the appearance of her photo exhibition "Color Therapy".
For the period of Victoria’s activity in photography, she has held next exhibitions:
2009 Chisinau Moldova "Thoughts Aloud"
2013 Vama Veche Romania "Be the Woman a Man Needs"
List of Awards:
2007 – 2 place My Canon Contest, Saint Petersburg
2009 – Grand Prix FestImage Portugal
2016 - Photographer of the Year by InStyle Magazine in Moldova
2017 – finalist Anna Pavlova Ballet Photo Contest