Krasi Matarov

Hi! My name is Krasi Matarov – professional photographer, and I live in Sofia (Bulgaria).
For last 7 years I learn how to steal moments and to catch different weather conditions.

I have some self-organized exhibitions, a score of first places in national and international photo contests. My works are exhibited in London, Warsaw, Moscow, Bratislava, Luxembourg, China, Turkey,Greece, Bulgaria etc. I’m a winner of the open category „Nature & Wildlife“ Sony World Photography Awards 2013 contest, where were 122 000 participants all over the world and this trophy is the most important achievement for me. I’m in the top 10 best world’s macro photographers by www.topteny.com.

Photography is my work, which gives possibility to unite with the nature, communicate with it and show part of this dialogue in my photos.I try to give my photo skills and knowledge to my students in my coterie and while leading one of my projects. I took part in WPO workshops and organize 2-day macro and landscape photography workshops in Bulgaria. I also teach in photography and photoshop courses. I organize photo trips in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula.

My photos were published in: Digital Photo, National geographic, Digital SLR Photography, GEO, Photomania, Spisanie 8 and other.

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Awards

– Bronze medal in the open category – Photo Academica 2016 – the best for last 15 years.
– Commended, Open, Panoramic, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.
– Honorary encouragement from 6th International Photo Salon „WILD“ 2015.
– Gold Medal from the British Photographic Association 26th Biennial 2015 of FIAP.
– Bronze medal in the open category – 8-th Photographic Salon Varna 2015
– Gold and silver medal at the 1st International Salon of Digital and Print Art Photography Varna 2015.
– 2nd place in the national competition of Sony for Bulgaria 2015.
– First place in the competition of Nestea „Frame freedom.“
– Bronze medal in the 5th International Photo Salon „Wild“ 2014.
– Gold medal in the 5th International Digital Salon Photovacation 2014.
– Fourth place in the Fifth International Photo Salon 2014 Cappadocia (Turkey).
– Second place in photo contest „Bulgaria – attractive tourist destination“ 2014.
– Encouraging Diploma of the Jury of the First International Photo Salon Plovdiv 2014.
– Semi-finalists in the international photo competition – „Golden Skull“ 2013 and 2014.
– 1st place in the international photo competition „MILSET – Research Photo Contest“ 2013.
– 5th place in the competition of the National Geographic «World in a flag.“ Print photos in the magazine National Geographic – October.
– 1st place in the competition of the Photo Kiosk macro photography and a 4-frames nominations.
– 1st place in the „Places that the world needs to see“ the magazine GEO Bulgaria.
– Fotoakademika 2013 – special prize – DEBUT.
– 1st place in the competition of Sony World Photography Awards 2013. in the open category – nature and wildlife.
– In competitions magazine Fotomaniya – 6 photos ranked first second and third place.
– In the „Your look“ of 8 Magazine – winner for the month. June 2012.
– In the competitions – „Challenge Days“:
2010 – third place
2012 – 2nd place
2014 – 2nd place
– 1st place in the „Flower Autumn“ organized by Photo Cult.

Exhibitions

– 35awards – 100 BEST photos – Classic Photo Gallery, Moscow (8-17.07.2016).
– Participation in the exhibition of the Third International Photo Salon Plovdiv with 6 photographs 06/06/2016.
– Participation in Photo Academica 2016 – the best for last 15 years. (06/02/2016) The National Palace of Culture.
– „Manfrotto Off road – Winter Landscape“ – participation with two photographs in the exhibition 26/05/2016 .
– „Night over Bulgaria“ – solo exhibition in Plovdiv, Balabanov House. (02.03 – 30.03.2016).
– Participation in the exhibition of the best works from the national photographic competition „My Rila“ in Bulgaria Mall with two photographs, 2016.
– Participation in the exhibition of the 6th International Photo Salon „Wild“ 2015.
– „Night over Bulgaria“ – solo exhibition at the gallery Pentimento, Sofia (19.06 – 06.30.2015).
– Participation in an exhibition of modern art „MIXED UP 3“ in Burgas (06.13 – 06.30.2015).
– Participation in the exhibition – „Fotoakademika 2015“ (03.06 – 06.12.2015).
– Participation in the exhibition to the NPC of the „Lovers Bridge“ – „Do not let the trees to make wood“ organized by „CEZ Electro Bulgaria“ with two pictures on 09-23.06.2015.
– Participation in the exhibition of the Second International Photo Salon Plovdiv 2015.
– Participation in the exhibition of the „Photo of the Year – Bulgaria 2014“.
– London, Somerset House (April 26th – May 12th, 2015) – the best of the competition Sony.
– Participation in the exhibition „Kukerlandia“ 2015.
– Three photos in the exhibition contest Photovacation 2014.
– Four photos in the exhibition of the „seconds is less“ 2014.
– Participation in the exhibition of the 5th International Digital Salon Photovacation 2014.
– Architectural Photography „Wells“ – a solo exhibition at the Municipal Gallery of Blagoevgrad (32 photos).
– Participation in the exhibition of the Fifth International Photo Salon 2014 Cappadocia (Turkey).
– Participation in the exhibition Society of Biology 2014 (London).
– Participation in an exhibition of the 1st Shenzhen China International Exhibition of Photography 2014 (China).
– „Bulgaria – attractive tourist destination“ 2014 Three photos in the exhibition at Sofia Airport.
– Participation in the exhibition of the First International Photo Salon Plovdiv 2014 with three shots.
– „Month of Photography“ in 2014 – 8 pictures.
– Participation in the exhibition in the National Museum „Earth and People“ from 17 to 23 March 2014 on the occasion of World Water Day.
– Architectural Photography „Wells“ – solo exhibition at the gallery ZoomBox Center, Sofia. 16 January to 12 February 2014.
– „Macro World“ – a solo exhibition at the American University in Bulgaria. 2 to 15 December 2013.
– Participation in the „Month of Photography“ in November 2013 – Bratislava, Slovakia.
– Participation in the retrospective exhibition „10 years Photo forum».
– Architectural Photography „Wells“ – solo exhibition in the gallery „13th Step“, Bourgas (32 photos).
– Participation in the exhibition of National Geographic – «World in a flag“ at the bridge behind the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. 7 to 20 October 2013.
– „Bulgaria – attractive tourist destination“ 2013 A photo exhibition at Sofia Airport + image in the calendar.
– „Wells“ – solo exhibition in Primorsko Photovacation (32 photos).
– Open Exhibition Square „September 22“, Blagoevgrad (24 macro pictures).
– „Macro World“ – a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History (36 photos).
– „Month of Photography“ Gallery 2013 „Industrial“ (8 photos).
– Participation in the selection, which represents Bulgaria in the 27th Biennial of FIAP, the chosen topic: „Bulgarian winter“ in Luxembourg.
– London, Somerset House (April 26th – May 12th) – the best of the competition Sony.
– „Your look“ exhibition in Photosynthesis.
– „Month of Photography“ 2012 – 2 photos.
– Exhibition „Best of Photo Forum II“ part 2 photos.
– „Green Days“ exhibition in 2011 + image in the calendar of BAAT.
– „Bulgaria – attractive tourist destination“ in 2010 shows Sofia Airport and the Airport + image in the calendar.
– „Days of challenges“ – 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
– „Travel“ exhibition 4coolpix 2010.

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