Monica Semergiu is a San Francisco based photographer. Born and raised in Romania, Monica moved to United States, California at the age of 22 to pursue a degree in Photography, after having previously received her B.A. in English and German from the University of Bucharest. Monica has been living in San Francisco for the last 11 years, during which she dabbled in both the tech startup and the photography worlds.

The style of her imagery can be found at the intersection between documentary and fine art. She doesn’t create scenes, she captures them as they happen. With a preference towards natural light and unstaged scenarios, her goal is to capture raw beauty in an unfabricated moment, making the story of the subjects she photographs tangible to her audience.

Monica loves portrait and travel photography, preferably together. Monica took an 8 month sabbatical, during which she traveled around the world, documenting people, culture and life in over 20 countries in South America and Asia.