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Mihai Chebac is an established Romanian-American cinematographer living in Boston MA, USA. He is originally from Romania, where he earned a Masters in Arts from I.L. Caragiale Film Institute in Bucharest. Upon completion of his studies, he  worked at Buftea Film Studios in Bucharest as a cinematographer on feature films. He came to the United States in the the 80's and began working  with top studios and agencies in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. He currently lives and works in Boston, MA,  where he runs his  company Avangarda Films LLC. Even though he has been working as a professional cinematographer for over 30 years, he has just begun his pursuits as an aspiring fine art photographer.

 

Honors & Awards

The Telly Award for Cinematography

2015 Telly Award for Cinematography for Captains of Industry, "Jackson Lab-Violin"
2014 Telly Award for Cinematography for Harvard Business School, "iLab-Community Video" 
2014 Telly Award for Cinematography for Harvard Business Review, "All-Access Subscription Video"
2013 Telly Award for Cinematography for Citrix, "Empowering Executives"
2012 Telly Award for Cinematography for Harvard Business Review, "New iPad App Video"

Tokyo International Foto Awards

2016 TIFA, 1st Place, Fine Art Portfolio, "Mihai Chebac Portfolio-Advertising"
2016 TIFA, 1st Place, Advertising-Product, "Fish Utopia, Stories from my past"
2016 TIFA, 1st Place, Advertising-Self Promotion, "Stories with my Camera"
2016 TIFA, 2nd Place, Fine Art-Still Life, "Fish Utopia, St. Peter and The Sea of Galilee"
2016 TIFA, 2nd Place, Fine Art-Still Life, "Stories with my Camera"
2016 TIFA, 3rd Place, Science-Other, "Fish Utopia, Medicine for All"
2016 TIFA, 3rd Place, Science-Medicine, "Fish Utopia, Medicine for All"
2016 TIFA, Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Still Life, "Unstill Life"
2016 TIFA, Honorable Mention, Science-Environment, "Fish Utopia, Requiem for The Dying Sea" 
2016 TIFA, Honorable Mention, Editorial-Political, "Fish Utopia, Propaganda" 

ND Awards

2016, 1st place-Gold ND Awards 2016 in Special-Open Theme, "Fish Utopia, Propaganda" 
2016, Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Conceptual, "Fish Utopia, Finding my religion"
2016, Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Other, "Fish Utopia, Finding my religion"
2016, Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Conceptual, "Fish Utopia, Propaganda"
2016, Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Conceptual, "Fish Utopia,Stories and more"
2016, Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Conceptual, "Fish Utopia, Stories from my past"
2016, Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Other, "Stories from my past"
2015, 1st place-Gold ND Awards 2015 in Fine Art-Other, "Stories With My Camera"
2015, Honorable Mention in Architecture-Bridges, "Newport Bridge"
2015, Honorable Mention in Special-Open Theme, "Rome, Constantine"
2015, Honorable Mention in Fine Art-Other, "Unstill Life"
2015, Honorable Mention in Architecture-Buildings, "Viterbo, Sunset in the Old City" 

Moscow International Foto Awards

2016 MIFA, 1st Place, Category Winner, "Mihai Chebac Portfolio"
2016 MIFA, 1st Place, Advertising-Food, "Fish Utopia and More"
2016 MIFA, 1st Place, Portfolio-Fine Art, "Mihai Chebac Portfolio"
2016 MIFA, 2nd Place, Advertising-Travel/Tourism, "Italy"
2016 MIFA, Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Still Life, "Fish Utopia"
2016 MIFA, Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Still Life, "Stories with My Camera"
2016 MIFA, Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Other, "Fish Utopia"
2016 MIFA, Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Other, "Fish Utopia, Swimming Up Stream"
2016 MIFA, Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Other, "Fish Utopia, Propaganda" 

International Photography Awards

2016 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Advertising/Self-Promotion, "Fish Utopia"
2016 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Fine Art/Abstract, "Fish Utopia, Frame Atelier"
2016 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Advertising/Food, "Metric vs.Imperial"
2016 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Fine Art/Abstract, "Fish Utopia, Tooling Shed"
2016 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Advertising/Product, "Fish Utopia, Tooling Shed"
2016 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Advertising/Other, "Fish Utopia, Swimming Up Stream"
2016 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Advertising/Food, "Fish Utopia, Kitchen Story"
2016 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Advertising/Other, "Fish Utopia, Fish Story"
2016 IPA, Honorable Mention: Category: Special/Other, "Fish Utopia, Fish Story"
2015 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Architecture/Historic, "Coliseum After the Gladiators"
2015 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Fine Art/Still Life, "Eastman Kodak, The End"
2015 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Fine Art/Still Life, "Still Life with Camera"
2015 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Night Photography, "Newport Bridge at Night"
2015 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Fine Art/Abstract, "Paris Reflections"
2015 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Travel/Tourism, "Roma, Constantine"
2015 IPA, Honorable Mention, Categorie: Nature:Flowers, "Unstill Life"
2015 IPA, Honorable Mention, Categorie: Fine Art/Still Life, "Unstill Life"
2015 IPA, One Shot Home: Perception, Honorable Mention: "Voighlander Camera and Grandma's kitchen"
2014 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: People/Children, "Swimming champs"
2014 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Architecture/Bridges, "Here comes the night"
2014 IPA, Honorable Mention, Category: Nature/Flowers, "Flowers in my garden"

Prix De La Photography Paris

PX3 2016, Honorable Mention in Fine Art/Still Life, "Fish Utopia, Aunt Shapira's Gefilte Fish"
PX3 2016, Honorable Mention in Advertising/Self Promotion, "Fish Utopia"
PX3 2015, Honorable Mention in Fine Art/Still Life, "Voighlander Camera and Grandma's Meat Grinder"
PX3 2015, Honorable Mention in Fine Art/Still Life, "Unstill Life"

Monocrome Photography Awards

2016, Honorable Mention in Fine Art, "Fish and Chips"
2016, Honorable Mention in Conceptual, "Frame Atelier"
2016, Honorable Mention in Conceptual, "Aunt Shapira's Gefilte Fish"
2015, Honorable Mention in Fine Art, "Eastman Kodak, The End"
2015, Honorable Mention in Fine Art, "Stories With My Camera #A"
2015, Honorable Mention in Nature, "Unstill Life #B"

London, International B & W Spider Awards

2018,13th Annual Spider Awards,1st Place-Outstanding Achievement, Category: Still Life "Fish Utopia, Finding my Religion”

2016,11th Annual Spider Awards, Honorable Mention, Category: Fine Art "Roma, Constantine"

2016,11th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Fine Art, "Fish Utopia, The Sacred Cod"

2016,11th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Fine Art, "Fish Utopia, Trophy on The Tray"

2016,11th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Fine Art, "Paris, Reflections"

2016,11th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Still Life, "Fish Utopia, Fish and Chips"

2016,11th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Still Life, "Fish Utopia, Metric vs Imperial"

2016,11th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Still Life, "Goerz Camera and a Cup of Tea"

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Abstract, "Frank Gehry Impressions #3" 

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Architectural, "Frank Gehry Impressions #1" 

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Architectural, "My Neighborhood Theatre" 

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Architectural, "Newport Bridge, Sunset" 

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Architectural, "The Eiffel Tower"

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Children of the World, "Swimming champs #5"

 2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Still Life, "Eastman Kodak, The End #11" 

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Still Life, "Goerz Camera and a Cup of Tea #4" 

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Still Life, "Kodak, The Medalist and Dad WWII Hero #5" 

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Still Life, "Voighlander Camera and Edison #8" 

2015,10th Annual Spider Awards, Nominee in Wildlife, "Lake Tashmoo, Solitude #3" 

2014, 9th Annual Spider Awards, Honorable Mention, Category: Portrait "Swimming champs"

2014, 9th Annual Spider Awards, Nominated, Category: Architectural "Back to the future #5"

2014, 9th Annual Spider Awards, Nominated, Category: Architectural "Back to the future #6"

2014, 9th Annual Spider Awards, Nominated, Category: Architectural "Night over the bridge"

2015 International Color Awards

2015, Honorable Mention in Portrait, "Swimming Champs #D"
2015, Honorable Mention in Still Life, "Dinghy Parts #C"
2015, Nominee in Architecture, "Back to the future #C"
2015, Nominee in Still Life, "Dinghy Parts #A"

Photographer's Forum Magazine

2015, Photographer's Forum, Nominated, "Rome, Constantine"
2014, Photographer's Forum, Nominated "Night Over the Bridge"

Publications

Monovision,Best Black & White photos from ND Awards,2016
International Photography Awards, Annual Book, 2015
International Photography Awards, Annual Book, 2014
Prix De La Photography Paris, Px3 Annual Book No.9, 2015
Black and White Spider Awards, Journal No. 8, 2016
Black and White Spider Awards, Journal No. 7, 2015
Black and White Spider Awards, Journal No. 5, 2014
International Color Awards, Annual Journal No. 5, 2015
Photographer's Forum, Best of Photography Book, 2015
Photographer's Forum, Best of Photography Book, 2014

Exhibitions

April 13, 2018 - May 19, 2018 Still Life - Group Exhibit, Juror Kimberly Withiman, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC USA
December 13, 2016 - January 10, 2017 Award Winner Exhibition - MIFA and IPA 2016, Crimean State Library of Franco, Simferopol City, Crimea
July 20 - August 7, 2016 Award Winner Exhibition - MIFA 2016, Art Gallery NaKashirke, Moscow