|Date and place of birth: 2nd July 1946, Craiova, Romania
Education: National College “Carol I”, Craiova; Military School of Engineering Officers, Sibiu; Academy of High Military Studies, Bucharest. Retired in 1996, with the rank of colonel.
Activity: At nine, he discovers the world of photography in the laboratory and photo studio of a relative, the great photographer from Craiova, Paul Ivanovici, who becomes his master.
When he retires, he embraces the world of photography and in 1999 sets up the "Mihai Dan-Calinescu" photo club at the Military Club in Craiova.
All this time he has bees the president of the photo club, and ever since 1999 has organized a training course of art and technique of photography, attended over the years by 700 young people, out of which 20 became students in photography in Romanian and England universities.
He has had more than 400 works selected in national exhibitions and more than 200 in international exhibitions, where he has obtained over 50 awards, medals and distinctions.
He has had 12 personal exhibitions hosted by different Romanian towns (Arad, Bucuresti, Timisoara, Oradea, Cluj-Napoca, Tg.Mures, Rm.Valcea, Brasov, Sibiu, Miercurea Ciuc, Slatina, Galati, Craiova), Art Museum – Cernauti - Ukraina, Haifa - Israel, Salzburg - Austria.
He has taken part in more than 15 group exhibitions in various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and America.
Within the photo club in Craiova, he has organized over 80 exhibitions of foreign photographers and over 150 exhibitions of Romanian photographers.
Membership: President of Association „DACICA” Romanian Art Photographic Society.
Title: A.FIAP, HON.FICS