Once upon a time there was a tree and it loves us…
Born in Plovdiv on 23 May 1960.
From 1978 until 1981 she studied at the Polytechnic and Photographic school at Sofia. Since the 1982’s she has been devoted to his artistic work, paying particular attention to visual language of photography, approaching them analytically through a using of expressive forms.
From 1983 until the end of the ’80’s, she worked on his artistic research into the field of studio portraiture.
Since 1984 she has taken part in the Biennale of Bulgarian photography and International meetings of photography several times as well as in many important photographic exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad. She has had a special invitations for a slide–show at the Lodz and Lille festivals, through the European programme „Photofestival union“Sonya Stankova has been carrying out an extremely personal study of the surrounding environment and human presence, at times basing photographic works on highly specific views of the outside world. Some of these works were purchased by several private collections. Her photographs had been published in the magazines „Colours“ of Benetton, „Mary Claire“ Italy, „Photo eye“ and „PHO“ Bulgaria etc