Hello, I am Ana-Maria and I'm a photographer specialising in social documentary and events photography, currently based in the UK.
Regarding my documentary practice, due to being from Bulgaria and having bases at two opposite parts of the continent has made me increasingly interested in tracing the personal everyday intersections of where East meets West, especially in the context of historic influence and political views. I incorporate and centre my projects around behavioural observations and look for the way people communicate with the environment around them especially in a world of ever-changing social and cultural trends.
Operating from the UK, however, has also pushed me to cover major events focused around socio-political issues and research broader topics in the realm of activism and mass movements, and global politics and their influence on local communities.
I am also always on the lookout for fun events to photograph and have previously worked on different dance festivals across Europe and live events in the UK. I find the atmosphere to be absolutely invigorating, so if you have an event you need someone to take photos of, let me know!
BA(Hons) Press and Editorial Photography, Falmouth University 2020
Canon Student Programme at Visa Pour L'Image 2020 Shortlist
Winner - Portrait, Singles - Press Awards, Falmouth University
Salt and Brick Second Year show, Bethnal Green, London UK, 2019
Two-Person Exhibition, Regional Library Gallery Space, Ruse, Bulgaria, 2017