A special selection of works of Bulgarian photojournalists who have participated in the ‘BG Press Photo’ contest within the past 20 years was curated in an exhibition in Galleria Bulgaria in the historical centre of the Italian capital. The exhibition was showcased by the Bulgarian Association of Professional Photographers and the Bulgarian Institute of Culture in Rome, sponsored by UniCredit Bulbank, within the annual international assembly of the Federation of European Photographers (FEP). The images document political and social processes in Bulgaria, as well as the hotspots around the world.

The exhibition features Bulgarian photojournalists, who have contributed to printed and electronic media within the past two decades. The Bulgarian photo journalist Tsvetan Tomchev was the founder of the photo contest.

The exhibition was opened by Lilia Yotova, chairperson of the Association of Professional Photographers of Bulgaria (APP), Jana Yakovleva director of the Bulgarian Institute of Culture in Rome, Olga Boseva, curator, and Evgeni Dimitrov, member of the Management Board of APP.

Among the guests of the event were also Willem van der Vlies chairperson of the Association of Dutch Professional Photographers (DuPho), Jean-Félix Bernetel from the French Federation of Photographers (Fédération Française de la Photographie et des Métiers de l’image – FFPMI) and João Carlos from the Portuguese Association of Photographers (APPImagem – Associação Portuguesa dos Profissionais da Imagem).

Apart from showcasing the work of the Bulgarian photojournalist professionals, the organisers of the exhibition also seek the feedback of the viewers from all nationalities on the view of the local events in Bulgaria. Oftentimes the different point of view on one and the same story can be vastly different if seen through the eyes of a different person who conceptualises the world on the basis of their own reality and life experience, noted Olga Boseva, curator of the exhibition.

The prime location of the exhibition, the space between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona suggests that it will be seen by some of the numerous tourists, roaming the streets of the Eternal city.

The exhibition features images of the following photo-journalists:

Anton Chalakov, Ognyan Stefanov, Nadezhda Chipeva, Asen Tonev, Yulia Lazarova, Yordan Simeonov, Georgi Kozhuharov, Tsvetomir Trankov, Daniel Lekov, Borislav Troshev, Lyubomir Asenov, Hristo Tanev, Ladislav Tsvetkov, Nikola Mihov, Tsvetomir Stanivoev, Radoslav Tsvetkov, Dimitri Stefanov, Denislav Stoychev, Emilia Maslinkova, Vasil Donev, Anton Stankov, Viktor Troyanov, Elen Geroska, Tsvetomir Dimov, Denis Buchel, Georgi Paleykov, Petar Petrov, Svilen Nachev, Hristo Rusev, Yavor Michev, Konstantin Zaykov, Aleksandar Stoyanov and Tsvetan Tomchev.

Olga Boseva, curator of the exhibition, Evgeni Dimitrov, member of the Management Board of APP, Jana Yakovleva director of the Bulgarian Institute of Culture in Rome and Lilia Yotova, chairperson of the Association of Professional Photographers of Bulgaria
Lilia Yotova, chairperson of the Association of Professional Photographers of Bulgaria (APP) and Willem van der Vlies chairperson of the Association of Dutch Professional Photographers (DuPho).

For more information:

Lilia Yotova, chairperson of APP– 0888 766 553

Evgeni Dimitrov – member of the Management Board of APP – 0898 51 51 54

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