Missirkov / Bogdanov
The series is based on interviews with some 70 upper-grade students in three high schools in Sofia. The theme of the talks we had with them - “what do you want to be”, “how do you envisage yourself after 20-30 years” – gave us the opportunity to mark the basic directions in the dreams of young people, who are now starting their self-dependent life. The photographs from the series visualize seven of these dreams. The project is part of the Visual Seminar realized in partnership with Relations – a project initiated by the Federal Cultural Foundation, Germany.
Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov are photographers and cinematographers, founders of the Bulgarian Photographic Association and AgitProp production company. Work as free-lance photographers for major local and international magazines and advertising agencies. Since 2000 act as independent producers and filmmakers specializing in documentary film and TV features.Their photographic works use various visual styles and could be generally described as “creative documentary”. They have been presented in solo shows as well as major photography and contemporary art exhibitions in Europe and USA. Their photographs are property of collections of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Musée de l'Elysée – Lausanne, , Museum of the Photographic Art – Odense, Denmark, National Gallery of Fine Arts - Sofia, Sofia City Gallery, Bibliothèque Nationale - Paris, collections of Erste Bank (Austria), Unicredit Bank (Italy), the European Parliament and numerous private collections.