Robert Ghement was born in 1968, in Romania's Dobrogea province. He was inspired to take up photojournalism studies in the course of the uprising against Nicolae Ceausescu. In 1994 he was shooting for a sports magazine, national daily newspapers and Associated Press. He joined epa in 1999 covering conflicts in the Middle East, the Balkans, G8 summits, as well as major sports events.
He is also illustrating two projects of the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism. In 1996 Robert took the first prize for sports photojournalism called Sports Press Association Trophy.