The Archetypal Shepherd

Feb 7, 14 • BlogNo CommentsRead More »
Far from being the scientist warriors – as described by historian Jordanes – Dacians were especially animal growers.

Photo By Bogdan Croitoru

Far from being the scientist warriors – as described by historian Jordanes – Dacians were especially animal growers. This photo is emblematic for a land where shepherding seems to be at home from the beginning of times…

Photographer Bogdan Croitoru went up on the Muncel, on the Godeanu Mountain to look for it.

“The stormy clouds make a dramatic background on which the figure of the shepherd is being projected as a timeless prototype. The fact that the sheep appear minute in the background flock, enhances the loneliness of this archetypal individual”, says the photographer.