Alexander Ivanov

The creative biography of Alexander Ivanov
Born on 16.11.1949 in Kazanlak.
A degree in engineering chemistry, 1978, Burgas
Title: Artist photographer, 1984, Ministry of Culture
Member of the Photographer’s club, Sofia, 1983
Co-founder of “Kazanlak’85”, a creative photographer group
Co-founder of the Association of advertising photographers, 1999, Sofia
Freelance photographer since 1988
Main theme: Landscapes in Bulgaria

Individual exhibitions

2007 – “A tale of the forest” – during the International Week of Photography, in Balabanov’s house, the old part of Plovdiv
2006 – “A flight over Bulgaria”, February, the Art Gallery in Pernik
2005 – “A flight over Bulgaria”, November, Sofia, National Art Academy Hall, 1 Shipka St; December – the Art Gallery in Kazanlak
2003 – “A tale of the forest”, April – Ruse, Silvena Hall, September – Burgas, Bogoridi Hall
2002 – “A tale of the forest”, May – Sofia, National Palace of Culture, June – Kazanlak, Culture Club, July – Stara Zagora, Bayer Hall
1997 – “Fourth”, Kazanlak
1994 – “Third”, Kazanlak
1987 – “Second”, Kazanlak, Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Plovdiv, Keltze /Poland/
1978 – “First”, Burgas

Major awards

2007 – National Geographic Competition, Bulgaria. First prize in the “Animals” Section and First prize in the “Photo Essay” Section.
2006 – Second prize and Special Prize of “Odyssey” from a photography vacation
2005 – First prze in the “Art Photography” Section in the “Photo of the year” national competition, organized by CANON
1998 – The Big prize in the professional section “A world in colour”, National competition of FOMUS
1996 – First prize. National competition “Land for everybody”
1988 – First prize. International competition ZEISS-PRAKTICA, Berlin
1987 – Two Fourth prizes. International competition ZEISS-PRAKTICA, Berlin
1987 – Photographer of the Year. Competition of the “Bulgarian Photo” magazine
1985 – Second prize. Colour slide biennale, Pleven
1985 – Second prize. International photography vacation “Oasis”
1984 – Second prize. International photography vacation “Oasis”
1983 – Three Fifth prizes. International competition ZEISS-PRAKTICA, Berlin

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