Early National Photography Exhibitions in Bulgaria Organisation of the Photographic Life in This Country in the 1960s Cover Image
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Първи национални фотографски изложби в България. Организация на фотографския живот в страната през 60-те години на XX век
Early National Photography Exhibitions in Bulgaria Organisation of the Photographic Life in This Country in the 1960s

Author(s): Katerina Gadjeva
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on a very romantic and productive period in the development of Bulgarian photography, that of the 1960s. New subjects covering the life of people rather than that of the builders of Socialism were the news in the authors’ repertoires. Emotionality, joy and beauty of everyday life started pushing aside the ascetic, edifying and impassionate images, typical of the previous decade. A photographic movement developed branching out in photo clubs and groups that mushroomed across the country. Many photographers were conferred the title of artists which required participation in national, local and international competitions and exhibitions. There was a growing demand on holding national photographic reviews, competitions and expositions and forming a national photographic collection. The paper retraces the mounting and holding of the First (1953), Second (1963) and Third (1966) National Photography Exhibitions as well as the development of the International show in Plovdiv, which became a significant photographic event in this country.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 3-9
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian