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Organizer

Academy of Photography Bulgaria Yanka Kyurkchieva
Presents its fifth jubilee edition of THE MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Dear friends!

It’s June again! Ahead of us are many new photo events which we have entered in this year’s programme. Once more we have been honoured to organize this largest of scale photo event in Bulgaria and make it even more popular! We have expanded the number of cities and locations. Kyustendil, Pernik, Blagoevgrad and Gotse Delchev will host some of the events which became possible thanks to the kind support of Sofia Municipality and the “Culture” Programme. For the first time this year Plovdiv joined this national photo format with an event on the cultural agenda assisted by Plovdiv Municipality. Also for the first time the event will be featured in Pazardzhik, Pavlikeni and the villages of Bistritsa and Bezden. And traditionally – Burgas, Smolyan and Sevlievo where all events are supported by the local authorities.
This year the opening will be on the 3rd of June! We will welcome you, as usual, in “Industrialna 11” Gallery! We will clink glasses of “Official Wine” at the jubilee cocktail with our kind hosts Vasilevi Brothers, for the 5th time “Official Gallery” of the event. For us, as organizers and champions of the perseverance and development of the Bulgarian art of photography is a privilege to present the Academica statuette to the next master who has earned this highest award for contribution to Bulgarian photography. We will announce the awards and distinctions of the annual Photo Academica review. We express our gratitude for the awards to the sponsoring companies. We wholeheartedly thank all logistic, media and financial partners and our ardent followers who have offered a hand. In the spirit of tradition, we published the luxurious edition you are holding in your hands now. To allow this to happen, Unicredit Bulbank again financially patronized our event and as the Official Bank of the Month of Photography, with its undisputable image, aligns with “Yanka Kyurkchieva” National Association Photography Academy.
Finally, before you take this comprehensive and rich photo journey, we – the organizers would like to thank you! All of you – the authors and connoisseurs of Photography. Because it is your love that has made all this come true!
Allow me to congratulate you on our double anniversary – five years of the Month of Photography and the 15-th anniversary of “Yanka Kyurkchieva” National Association Photography Academy which is a celebration of Bulgarian photography!

Yavor Popov Fine Art Photographer
Chairman of the Managing Board of APB “Yanka Kyurkchieva”