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Svilen Nachev

BULGARIA

Svilen Nachev’s series “The Illusion of Meaning” has been selected as Honorable Mention by Trent Parke. Discover the Fine Art prints from the photographer’s series, and get a unique work of art.

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“The Illusion of Meaning”

Svilen Nachev’s “The Illusion of Meaning” is a thought-provoking photographic series that delves into the complex world of our digital personas.

By examining the themes of existence, emotions, personal growth, and travel, Nachev’s work unravels the intricacies of our online identities and their role in forging connections that span cultural and societal divides.

In a world where virtual communication increasingly dominates our interactions, “The Illusion of Meaning” offers a timely and profound reflection on the impact of the digital age on our sense of self and the way we relate to others. Nachev’s captivating imagery and unique artistic approach inspire viewers to contemplate the delicate balance between our physical and digital worlds, and the ever-shifting boundaries that define them.


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The illusion of Meaning

The Digital Self

In an age where we continually project our curated moods, desires, and beliefs into the vast global visual landscape, “The Illusion of Meaning” encourages viewers to embrace curiosity and engage in introspection. As we are inundated with the thoughts and feelings of others, Nachev’s series invites us to pause, reflect, and inquire.

Through a seemingly random arrangement of subjects, each image in the series offers multiple interpretations, allowing the viewer to craft their own narratives. Nachev skillfully employs abstraction in his photography, encouraging the audience to engage with the images on a personal level and find their own meaning within them.

By challenging viewers to explore the complexities of their digital selves, “The Illusion of Meaning” provides a unique opportunity to examine the impact of our online presence on our individual identities and shared human experience.

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Open Call Minumal

Eyeshot Magazine #10 | Open Call Edition

This is the tenth issue of Eyeshot Magazine always in limited edition of 500 copies, showcasing the thoughtful and creative photographs of the 70 talented photographers who have been selected as the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists of the Eyeshot Open Call 2022. The artworks were chosen from over 6000 photographssubmitted from more than 100 different countries, making this a truly global showcase of street and documentary photography.

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The Photographer

Born in 1979 in the quaint Bulgarian town of Svishtov, situated along the Danube River, Svilen Nachev developed an interest in photography during their teenage years. However, it wasn’t until 2011 that they began to actively explore street photography.

Driven by a desire to continually improve their craft, the artist ventures into the streets, seeking hidden gems and capturing glimpses of everyday life. Their work serves not only as a testament to the present but also as a visual archive for future generations, offering a window into the lives and experiences of those who came before.

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Winners

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Finalists

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Finalists

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Eyeshot Open Call 2022: Showcasing Global Talents

The 2022 Eyeshot Open Call saw the submission of over 6.000 photographs by incredibly talented photographers from over 100 different countries. With the participation on an extraordinary jury composed of Marco Savarese, founder and editor-in-chief of Eyeshot, Magnum photographers such as Trent Parke and Emin Özmen, leading representatives of street and documentary photography scene – Vineet Vohra, Siegfried Hansen, Koci Hernandez , Mark Abramson and Isadora Kosofsky – and winners of the World Press Photo Award – Narelle Autio and Kitra Cahana – these artworks were selected for their visual storytelling, creativity, and style in conveying their unique observations of contemporary reality.

Street and documentary photography feel the urgency to elevate the streets of the world into theaters without requiring humans to perform. In front of each of these images, you can mirror yourself. Or you can also just look at them.

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