David Madaș (b.1997) is an emerging photographer and filmmaker from Oradea (RO). His academic background has built a solid foundation for his artistic practices. In 2016, David graduated in natural sciences at "Mihai Eminescu" National College in Oradea. Since 2017, he has attended the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, seeking a continuation of his high school studies. However, he soon realizes the need to embrace his interest in cinema and photography as more than a hobby. In 2022, he started his studies at the Faculty of Theatre and Film at Babeș-Bolyai University, in the Department of Cinematography and Media. His rational, systematic, and exact side, cultivated in the early years of his academic path is harnessed in this context, as David develops a strong interest in analog photography and traditional photographic techniques with which he experiments on his own. His involvement in extracurricular volunteer activities for non-profit organizations such as the Romanian Scouts or the Romanian Red Cross facilitated David's access to an overview of current social issues. In this context, the artist ends up employing analog photography and traditional photographic techniques to explore the socio-political realities that constantly influence us. His work has often been exhibited internationally in galleries such as Christine X Art Gallery, in publications (Beaver Magazine, Hapax Magazine, BABI PUNK MAGAZINE), museums such as Peace Museum Vienna, in alternative spaces such as Photo Book Cafe, at festivals (Noorderlicht International Photo Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Lift-Off Sessions) and other cultural events such as First-Time Filmmakers Showcase. The artist's most recent exhibition was “Guide to Becoming Obsolete: Generational Dialogue” (2023) which took place at Matthias Corvinus House in Cluj-Napoca.