© Svilen Nachev
Eyeshot Magazine #8
Bulgaria

Bulgaria” is the eighth issue of Eyeshot Magazine. It represents the first stage of a new itinerary through the world’s most iconic nations, as seen by the eyes of the world’s most prestigious street photographers.

The first issue of the collection focuses on Bulgaria, perhaps the Balkan country par excellence, and especially on the unique point of view of 17 of the best Bulgarian street photorgaphers.

From “New York City” onwards, all our magazines have a thread-sewn binding in order to make them even more prestigious and unique.

Bulgaria Nft Eyeshot
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Product Details
Limited Edition NFT + Paper

For the first time ever, we are launching our magazine with both a physical and NFT version. The first drop of Bulgaria consists of 50 special printed limited edition magazines and 3 limited edition postcards reserved for those who buy one of the corresponding 50 NFTs. The 50 NFTs will be available on Opensea and can be purchased in advance of the “Limited edition paper” version.

We think this new technology represents a major opportunity for the world of Street Photography and especially for artists. We have no intention of distorting the heart of Eyeshot, however, but we do believe in a future where virtual and real intersect inextricably and we want to be part of it.

Since Eyeshot’s founding, we have made it our mission: to take the world of Street and Doumentary Photography to the next level through innovation, high quality, and the empowerment of artists.

Bulgaria Eyeshot Street Photography Magazine
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Product Details
Limited Edition Paper

The first drop of the paper-only version will consist of 200 copies, always in limited edition and with 3 limited edition postcards (100 first orders only). Thanks to the vision and curatorship of Marco Savarese, Eyeshot begins a new series that will travel every corner of the Earth through the lens of street photography.

Printing Details
Eyeshot no.8 “Bulgaria” is printed on Fedrigoni X-Per paper and measures 21×27 cm when closed. In total, it has 188 pages featuring 17 Street Photographers.

Front cover by Svilen Nachev, back cover by Vladimir Yavorov. Opening text by Veronica Gabbuti.

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Fedrigoni Papers | X-Per

Eyeshot uses only papers from Fedrigoni, an Italian paper mill founded in 1888 in Verona. All Fedrigoni’s papers are FSC® certified, made from pure ECF pulp. Every product is fully biodegradable and recyclable.

X-Per Premium White 14og/m2 is a sharp and uncoated paper with a special treatment to enhance the feeling and allow for particularly sharp and brilliant printing. Its opacity and print contrast makes it an extraordinary choice for publishing Eyeshot’s exclusive magazines.

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EFC: ELEMENTARY CHLORINE FREE | It’s an environmentally friendly type of paper that has been bleached with products free of elemental chlorine. By replacing it with chlorine dioxide, polluting emissions are reduced by 90%.

FSC® MIX | The Forest Stewardship Council is one of the internationally recognised forestry certification systems, which guarantees the proper management of forests and the traceability of the resulting products.

HEAVY METAL ABSENCE | Paper and packaging are produced in a way that allows them to be reused and recycled. The absence of harmful metals and other substances and materials that are hazardous to human health is guaranteed.

LONG LIFE: ISO 9706 | This certification ensures that paper production recycles more CO2 than it emits, thus reducing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere that causes global warming. In compliance with ISO 9706 standards, the paper we use is acid-free which gives it resistance to light, wear and tear, and durability over time. It can be stored for up to 200 years.

UNTITLED SOFIA 2020 5 Eyeshot
© Alexander Dimitrov
IN THE WORDS OF JORDAN RADIČKOV - Bulgarian writer

«In fact, all our land in this way is stacked, twisted, cracked, as the entire Balkan Peninsula is twisted and shaggy. I think that this twist and shyness make our land picturesque. In our country, we don’t have stepping prairies, savannas, deserts, but everything is in a wonderful mess, where nature has played as a young child and has scattered all its toys around us».

BODYGUARD SOFIA 2012 Eyeshot
© Denis Buchel
17 Sofia 2019 Eyeshot
© Alexander Stanishev
IN THE WORDS OF DENISLAV STOYCHEV
Precious youth

«This is a selection of my photographs from the period when I was shooting mostly on the topic of youth in Bulgaria – my last high-school year and the years at university. […] For me these works are more precious than those I do now, because then I was doing photography more freely, with burst of emotions, not seeking technical quality or clients’ or publications’ aesthetic requirements.».

Unnamed Yambol 2016 Eyeshot
© Denislav Stoychev
Midnight At The Bridge Wilhelm Archipelago Antarctica 2018 Eyeshot
© Denislav Stoychev
Block No 20 Yambol 2010b Eyeshot
© Denislav Stoychev
TO QUOTE VALERY POSHTAROV
I feel that I have left a part of me in the heights

«I have been roaming about the Rhodope Mountains for almost 15 years now. […] Over the years, it felt like I was looking for something long forgotten that has now disappeared and will never return. That is how “The Last Man Standing in the Rhodope Mountains” project was born. […] It was an attempt to capture the past and an entire culture that is slowly fading away forever.».

Dimitrina Filipovo Bulgaria 2018 Eyeshot
© Valery Poshtarov
Vana Momchilovtsi Bulgaria 2008 Eyeshot
© Valery Poshtarov
Ozgur Varbentsi Bulgaria 2018 Eyeshot
© Valery Poshtarov
IN THE WORDS OF MIHAELA AROYO
Bulgarian diaspora

«The “best of” series from my work of the last three years. During this time, I’ve been working on photographing traditional celebrations, tourism and travel moments. More recently, I’ve been reseraching Bulgarian diaspora in Moldova and Ukraine».

UNTITLED THESSALONIKI 2020 Eyeshot
© Mihaela Aroyo
UNTITLED HASAN BATAR 2020 Eyeshot
© Mihaela Aroyo
UNTITLED BULGARIA 2021 Eyeshot
© Mihaela Aroyo
TO QUOTE DESISLAVA STANCHEVA
Recycled Emotions

«I can’t say that this is a series – it is more a selection of my best photographs. Although the general impression that one might get is that of loneliness and solitude, it could be also seen as my emotional waste bin full of feelings I was trying to recycle».

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© Desislava Stancheva
MARI1661 Eyeshot
© Desislava Stancheva
DSCF2655 Eyeshot
© Desislava Stancheva
Eyeshot is the first independent publisher working exclusively with street and documentary photographers from all around the world.

We are headquartered in Italy, with a community sharing the same passion from over 120 countries on 5 continents.

We curate limited edition books and magazines. Made by street photographers, for street photographers.

With a strict plastic-free policy, Eyeshot is an environmentally friendly publisher. We print on Fedrigoni paper from FSC certified sources, and we support local printing presses.