Nikola Stoichkov – selected
Professional photo journalist. Fine Art Photographer, AFIAP. Had been the head of Sofia Municipality photo service and had worked for the „Serdica“, „Bulgaria“ (foreign edition) magazines. Was chief of the filming unit at Sofia Press Agency’s Interphoto General Directorate. Took part in the Patriotic War as military photo reporter. For many years had been part-time lecturer in photo journalism and fine art photography at „Julius Fucik“ College of Photography and photographer for the „Otechestvo“ magazine.
He is award and prize winner at many national and international photo exhibitions. Has made several individual exhibitions. He has supported the development of many young photo journalists. Recipient of the Order of Valour, other Bulgarian military decorations, two orders „Cyril and Methodius“ the first grade and many recognitions for participation in Bulgarian and international contests. Holder of the Gold Pen Award of the Bulgarian Journalists Union. In 2000, the Academy of Photography awarded him a Certificate of Honour and statuette for his outstanding contribution to the development of photography in Bulgaria.