Vessela Subashka is a student in New Bulgarian University with graduated semester MA in Photography. I ndependent charity exhibition „On the other side“, containing 150 photographs, held in the period of 07-14.12.2013 in gallery „Lichnoto prostranstvo“. Performed sales of photographs worth 8000 BGN, 2000 BGN of which cover the print of the exhibition and 6000 BGN were donated to Animal Rescue Sofia. articipation in exhibitions: Finalist in student photography and audio-visual products competition “You are water”, organized by International foundation WeAreWater together with New Bulgarian University and National Academy of Photography “Yanka Kyurkchieva”; Students exhibition “Re-search”, part of Month of Photography 2014; Publications of photographs: “Photomania” magazine, “Trud” and “Dnevnik” newspapers, commercial materials, postcards and calendars for private organizations.
Charity exhibition „Awakening“ Supporting “Eyes on 4 paws Foundation” – only school in Bulgaria, training guide dogs for blind people, full member of the European and International Federation of Guide Dog Schools. Physical freedom is something so natural that people realize it`s price only when they have lost it. There are more than 18 thousand blind people living in Bulgaria who are waiting their chance to receive a guide dog and only one school that can “give” these people eyes, friend and independence. The „Awakening“, shown in the exhibition is not only physical but it is also emotional and creative. The exhibition shows guide dog`s life in any stage – from baby to trained professional tracked trough the personal stories of the foster families, dog`s trainers and blind people. The exhibition inherently is compilation of reportage and portrait photographs which show also the emotional side of the relationship between blind person and his faithful assistant.
A documentary movie supporting the idea of the exhibition will be shown as well. It presents the personal stories of some blind people and footages of the dog training and work stages. The movie will fortify the emotional effect of the exhibition and will give a better opportunity for media coverage of this project.