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Little Bird Place

Little Bird Place

Sofia - Bulgaria

Co-experiencing The Wild

Sofia From 22 July to 12 August 2020

Presentation
Co-experiencing The Wild
Photography exhibition by Bogdan Boev and Ivaylo Zafirov
Curator: Lyuben Domozetski

In the last few years, wildlife photography in Bulgaria has become a popular activity to which more and more photographers - professional or amateur - are turning their attention. The opportunities in this area are constantly increasing and interesting outcomes are not late as a result. Bulgarian nature provides excellent conditions for this activity, and free traveling abroad introduces allow Bulgarian photographers to visit some of the most exotic and curious places in the world. Certain directions and trends are definitely being formed, different groups of plant or animal species are undoubtedly becoming fashionable, attracting more and more interest. Photographing wild life is associated with emotional experience, discovery and a fair amount of chance, but it is possible thanks to complex knowledge and skills, to prevent it from turning photography into a negative intervention on biodiversity.

Bogdan Boev and Ivaylo Zafirov’s photography has a special place in this increasingly distinct genre, and the names of the two authors have long been well known in the community of wildlife photographers. Thanks to the excellent knowledge, patience, perseverance, individual outlook and attitude to the world, their photographs have long gone beyond the illustrative character, becoming works of remarkable artistic qualities, works that express much more than documenting a particular species. They masterfully visualise the pleasure of contiguity with nature and express a personal experience, reproduce states, build a visual story of the wildlife world, give us the opportunity to be very close to it, a world often unknown, always raw and unforced. Combining the two authors in an exhibition is a great opportunity to dive into this world. The presented photographs show a part of the extremely diverse nature of the Balkans - one, fortunately, still relatively preserved territory of the European continent. Undoubtedly, in the exhibition standing out are the birds, providing opportunity for endless photography experiments. They have become an extrmelly expressive object, but at the same time shoting them is a real patience challenge. Each photograph is a reward for the efforts, an invaluable moment, among many shots. The works affect the audience to a large extent with the presented spicies, but at the same time impresse with the magic of the captured moment and natural state, with the brilliant technical execution, the sealed conflict, the look, the angle, the light. It is these qualities that determine the artistic character of the works that have already left the territory of documentary photography. Last but not least, the photographs are a personal gesture, an opportunity to co-experience the wild and a call for reflection on the fragile balance in nature, a balance that one can very easily violate by stepping into this amazing world.

- Lyuben Domozetski
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    1000, Sofia
    Bulgaria
    +359888207109


Ivaylo Zafirov, Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos, 2018
13.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Common Tern - Sterna hirundo, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Common Tern - Sterna hirundo, 2019
13 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Dalmatian pelican - Pelecanus crispus, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Dalmatian pelican - Pelecanus crispus, 2020
14.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Bogdan Boev, Damselflies, Photography

Bogdan Boev

Damselflies, 2012
19.7 x 14 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$ 262

Bogdan Boev, Lesser Spotted Eagle - Clanga pomarina and Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix, Photography

Bogdan Boev

Lesser Spotted Eagle - Clanga pomarina and Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix, 2015
13 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$ 262

Bogdan Boev, European bee-eater - Merops apiaster, Photography

Bogdan Boev

European bee-eater - Merops apiaster, 2018
13 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Dalmatian pelican - Pelecanus crispus, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Dalmatian pelican - Pelecanus crispus, 2017
14.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Bogdan Boev, Raven, Photography

Bogdan Boev

Raven, 2019
17.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$ 336

Bogdan Boev, Wolf - Canis lupus, Photography

Bogdan Boev

Wolf - Canis lupus, 2014
12.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$ 262

Bogdan Boev, Black kite - Milvus migrans, Photography

Bogdan Boev

Black kite - Milvus migrans, 2018
12.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Bearded Reedling - Panurus biarmicus, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Bearded Reedling - Panurus biarmicus, 2017
14.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Black-Headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) and Mediterranean Gulls (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus), Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Black-Headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) and Mediterranean Gulls (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus), 2019
18.1 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$ 336

Ivaylo Zafirov, Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos, 2018
14.8 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Black kite - Milvus migrans, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Black kite - Milvus migrans, 2017
13.4 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis, 2019
13 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos, 2018
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Bogdan Boev, Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos, Photography

Bogdan Boev

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos, 2015
13 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, European bee-eater - Merops apiaster, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

European bee-eater - Merops apiaster, 2019
13 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos and Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos and Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix, 2020
13.8 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Bogdan Boev, White-tailed Eagle - Haliaeetus albicilla, Photography

Bogdan Boev

White-tailed Eagle - Haliaeetus albicilla, 2018
13 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, Little Egret - Egretta garzetta, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

Little Egret - Egretta garzetta, 2019
13 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

Ivaylo Zafirov, European Wildcat - Felis silvestris, Photography

Ivaylo Zafirov

European Wildcat - Felis silvestris, 2017
13.8 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 262

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