Boris Missirkov / Georgi Bogdanov

Personal data:
b. 8 February 1971, Sofia, Bulgaria (B.M.)
b. 5 November 1971, Varna, Bulgaria (G.B.)

Languages:
Bulgarian (mother tongue), English (fluent spoken/written), French (fluent spoken/written), Italian (fluent spoken/good written), Russian (fluent spoken/written)

Education:
1996-97
One-year experience in the video department of FABRICA communication research centre led by Oliviero Toscani – Treviso, Italy
1991-96
National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov", MA in Film and TV Cinematography
1985-90
National Lyceum for Ancient Languages and Cultures, Sofia

Professional experience:
Since 1998
Creation and management of Agitprop Studio
Photographers/correspondents of COLORS magazine, Italy
Since 1995
Co-founders and members of the Bulgarian Photographic Association
Creation and management of the Photographic Workshop of BPA, a centre for education and research in photography and media arts
2002- 2005
Photographers for Edno magazine, Bulgaria
Curators of the K.E.V.A. photographic pages for Compass weekly guide
Lecturers at the New Bulgarian University – joint course of the Photography and Philosophy Depts.
Photographic workshops given at different venues in Eastern Europe
Creation and presentation of the collection of contemporary Bulgarian photography at Houston FotoFest 2002
2001-2002
Seeing The Light event, International Folio Weekend for image makers, Birmingham, UK, reviewers
P-people - photographic workshop given at Poprad Summer Photo School, Slovakia
Publications in magazines for photography and contemporary art - Photo & Video (Russia), European Photography (Germany), Imago (Slovakia), Camera Austria, Fotograf (Czech Republic), Crudelia (Italy) etc.
1998-2002
Presentations/ Lectures at Summer Photo School, Poprad, Slovakia;
Production and direction of Photomaton - a monthly TV review on photography and video art for Channel 1 of the Bulgarian National Television;
Management of the K.E.V.A. Gallery, Sofia (with Martichka Bozhilova
1995-1997
Organization of the Bulgarian presentation in the Collective Eye international photo exhibition.