Photojournalist Stefan Markov presents his exhibition “Jazz” during the European Month of Photography in Arte Gallery, Sofia.
Stefan Markov, a photojournalist at the “BulFoto” agency, presents his second solo photo exhibition “Jazz” in the Arte Gallery in Sofia. The current display is a follow-up to the “Jazz in Bansko” exhibition, held during the Jazz Festival in Bansko in August 2015.
About 30 photos, present some of the most famous international musicians, who performed in Bulgaria in the last years – Benny Golson, China Moses, Joss Stone, Tania Maria, Billy Cobham, Candy Dulfer, as well as their Bulgarian colleagues – Milcho Leviev, Jivko Petrov, Camellia Todorova, Vassil Petrov, Hristo Yotsov, Hilda Kazasyan, Stoyan Yankoulov – Stundzhi and others.
The photographs can be seen from the 12th until the 24th June 2018 at Arte Gallery, 31 Buzludzha St., Sofia.
Photo exhibition “Jazz” is sponsored by the “BulFoto” agency, with the support of gallerists Gergana Borisova and Antoaneta Dzhoneva from Arte Gallery, „Domaine Boyar“ and „Jameson Irish Wiskey“.
Stefan Markov has been a photographer for more than 50 years. He started with polygraphic and advertising photography for the heavy machine building industry. In 1995 he started working for the newspaper/magazine “Za zhenata”, and in the past ten years has been a photojournalist for the “BulFoto” agency.
Stefan has been fond of jazz ever since the time of Milcho Leviev’s “Jazz Focus 65” and the then common Sofia Jazz Reviews. That was when he took his first amateur shots of jazz musicians, capturing the first performances of Camellia Todorova, Hristo Yotsov, Mario Stanchev, “Acoustic Version”, displayed for the first time at the “BulFoto” photo exhibition at the “A to Jazz” festival (Sofia, 2011).
This is the photographer’s third solo exhibition after “ArchitecturalPeaks” (Oryahovo, 2014), dedicated to architect Stancho Belkovski, and “Jazz in Bansko” (Bansko, 2015). He has also participated in the group exhibitions of “BG Press Photo”, “Pressphoto Club”, the Association of Professional Photographes, as well as “BulFoto” displays at “A to Jazz” festival, “Jazz in the Gallery” at the Museum Gallery of Modern Art (Sofia, 2011), and a photo plein air in Ivaylovgrad, 2016.