Sofia Month of Photography this year invited all artists, photographers and curators to send their proposals for exhibitions or other events related to photography for the 2020 edition. Our sincere desire was to include the best solo, group exhibitions or other events during at the festival, in this year’s open-ended edition. However, due to the extraordinary circumstances related to the growing Covid-19 pandemic, we managed to realize only a few of the exhibitions with Bulgarian authors plus a single one with an international character. The selected projects are part of the festival program and were promoted and visited by the public, media, critics and curators, as circumstances allowed.

Month of Photography was held for the eleventh consecutive year by the Academy of Photography Bulgaria – Yanka Kyurkchieva, a non-profit organization established in 1999. The association was established to promote and preserve the art of photography in Bulgaria and abroad. The mission of the festival is to provide a stage for photographic events, to promote Bulgarian photography, to encourage young talents to present their work, to show works by established authors to the general public, to engage practicing photo professionals and audiences in dialogue about the media, its past, present and future.

We thank all the participants in the previous editions of the festival, as well as our partners, without whom the successfuly realized 11 editions would not have been possible.

We sincerely hope that in the next 12th edition we will be able to realize the foreign and domestic authors approved this year, as well as to receive applications for many new photographic events. At the beginning of 2021 we will announce the conditions for the 12th European Month of Photography.