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“Reflections” follow “360 degrees Bulgaria”

Submitted on Wednesday, 5 November 2008No Comment
“Reflections” follow “360 degrees Bulgaria”

The photo exhibition “Reflections” by Alexander Ivanov seeks the connection between man and nature. Alexander Ivanov was also the author of the “360 degrees Bulgaria” photo collection.

“We are just a part of nature, not it’s masters. There are moments, when a man has to step down to nature and just be humble”, says Alexander Ivanov when talking about the exhibition “360 degrees Bulgaria” that toured across the country this summer.

The overwhelming photos were taken from the air and were dedicated to the searching of the connection between man and nature. The photographer continues to reveal new viewpoints on the same theme in his new project “Reflections”.

Among the 58 photos some are dedicated to showing the nature in her primal state after the predatory, consumerist intervention of mankind. “We all live with divided souls in a divided world. Half of us is immersed in the chaos of everyday life. The other half still lives with it’s ideals. Can we combine the interests of the ever expanding consumerist society with the interests of nature, which surrounds us and gives us life? The answer is – Dobtfully!”, comments the photographer. The parallels between the monumental and primal beauty of the Vihren summit in Pirin mountrain and the eroded, partially destroyed ski zone near Bansko, are quite distinct.

Another parallel is revealed by the photos of the primal beauty of the seven lakes in Rila and the photos that have captured the dust and destruction of the ski lift that connects cabin “Pionerska”with cabin “Rilski ezera”, note the organizers of the exhibition.

The photographer from Kazanlak chose his home town for the first showing of “Reflections” in public. The exhibition will stay there until November 16th. Later, it will be shown in Sofia, and then it will travel to Germany.

Partners of the “Reflections” project are “Green Balkans”, Citizens for Rila, coalition “Let nature remain in Bulgaria” and others.