FRONTIERS BRINGS THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST TO BULGARIA

photography by Nelly Tomova

Over 100 guests attended the opening of Frontiers: Photography from the American Southwest  by Antony Georgieff on 6 March at Sredets Gallery in central Sofia. The exhibition is dedicated to the surreal, spectacular and otherworldly landscapes that define this part of the US, a location that is well known to outsiders from works of fiction and Hollywood movies yet remains largely unexplored.

The exhibition was organised with the support of the American Embassy in Sofia. Ambassador Eric Rubin opened the event, together with Amelia Gesheva, the deputy minister of culture. The guests included Bulgarian and American expats, representatives of the diplomatic community, artists and photographers, entrepreneurs, journalists, members of the NGO sector and others.

Frontiers: Photography from the American Southwest will travel around Bulgaria. Its next stop is in Varna, with opening at Varna City Art Gallery on 5 April.

Author Anthony Georgieff and US Ambassador Eric Rubin

Author Anthony Georgieff and US Ambassador Eric Rubin

 

Christina Lucas, manager of AIG-Bulgaria

Christina Lucas, manager of AIG-Bulgaria

 

Banker Levon Hampartsumyan

Banker Levon Hampartsumyan

 

Deputy Minister of Culture Amelia Gesheva

Deputy Minister of Culture Amelia Gesheva

 

 Nicole Simmons

Nicole Simmons

 

Banker Nikolay Marev

Banker Nikolay Marev

 

Translator Mariana Melnishka

Translator Mariana Melnishka

 

 Vagabond Media staff

Vagabond Media staff

 

TV presenter Aleko Dyankov

TV presenter Aleko Dyankov

Drake Weisert from the US Embassy

Drake Weisert from the US Embassy

Boni Bonev of the Swiss-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce

Boni Bonev of the Swiss-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce

 

Literary critic Svetlozar Zhelev

Literary critic Svetlozar Zhelev

 

 Radko Popov, formerly of the BBC World Service in London

Radko Popov, formerly of the BBC World Service in London

 

Lawyer Aleksandar Kashumov and Gergana Zhuleva from the Access to Information Program NGO

Lawyer Aleksandar Kashumov and Gergana Zhuleva from the Access to Information Program NGO

 

 Lenko Lenkov from the America for Bulgaria Foundation

Lenko Lenkov from the America for Bulgaria Foundation

 

Media expert Georgi Lozanov

Media expert Georgi Lozanov

 

Momchil Blagoev

Momchil Blagoev

 

Lynn Charles from the British Embassy

Lynn Charles from the British Embassy

 

 Israeli Ambassador  Irit Lillian

Israeli Ambassador Irit Lillian

 

Solomon Pasi, former foreign minister

Solomon Pasi, former foreign minister

 

Desi Taliokova, director of the America for Bulgaria Foundation

Desi Taliokova, director of the America for Bulgaria Foundation

 

Maria Tyropoli from the Greek Embassy

Maria Tyropoli from the Greek Embassy

 

Former Bulgarian National Television manager Sevda Shishmanova, journalist Yovo Nikolov and Koprinka Chervenkova, editor of K newspaper

Former Bulgarian National Television manager Sevda Shishmanova, journalist Yovo Nikolov and Koprinka Chervenkova, editor of K newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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