With his music, Milcho Leviev expands the territory of Bulgaria
What could have meant the musicians from the Focus Jazz quartet when they chose its name which is just as musical as photographic? This has provoked me not to look for another title of the exhibition which will be dedicated to the life of Milcho Leviev. Focus Jazz is the name of the quartet with which he began his jazz experiments. “The most important thing is to innovate”, the maestro tells us relating about the way jazz appeared. Actually, every playing of music of his is a lecture about the fact that art is something to share. Usually, after each of his plays, he turns to his colleagues or to the public and just speaks with a lot of humor, sometimes with irony, always creating a spontaneous spirit of joy in the hall.
Zafer Galibov, PhD.
Zafer Galibov was born in Sofia. He graduated Engineering from Technical University, Sofia (1975), Cultural Studies from the Faculty of Philosophy of Sofia University (2007) and defended PhD thesis in photography at the Institute for Art Studies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2014). His professional interests are in the area of history of the Bulgarian photography, journalism, performing and visual arts. He worked at the National Gallery of Foreign Arts (2001-2007). He was employed by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of BAS, at the department for digitization of the scientific and cultural-historical heritage, from 2007 to 2010, for work on the project Memory of Faces: the photography as part of the cultural-historical heritage. He took part in scientific expeditions in Nepal (1987) and the Antarctic (2000); photographs showing the Bulgarian presence there. Zafer Galibov has made photographic exhibitions in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Israel, Finland, Ukraine, Russia, Denmark, Poland, Slovenia, Italy. Special albums: “Vladimir Vysotski” (1994, Amsterdam), “Movement” (2001).
He received the Golden Plume award for his contributions in the area of culture on the occasion of the National holiday 24 May (2007), Etude Tajan Certificate for art valuer at the auction house of the same name, Honourable Mention packet from the Mayor of Le Muy, France, Bronze medal and a certificate from UNESCO, Lithuanian Photography Society medal; a scholarship of the French government for photographing the transmusical festival in Renn, France and others. The message of his photographs is: Life is short, people, love each other!.