Prof. Rumen Georgiev – RUM
Curators: Yavor Popov and Krassimir Andonov
The exhibition is part of the European Month of Photography 2021
10.06. – 22.06.2021
Official opening: Thursday, June 10, 6.30 pm- 8.30 pm
Professor Rumen Georgiev – Rum (1947-2008) was a Bulgarian photographer and cinematographer, as well as a longtime lecturer at NATFA “Kr. Sarafov”. There, in 1997, Prof. Georgiev founded the specialty “Art Photography”, which for the first time provides an opportunity for higher education in photography in Bulgaria.
As a photographer, Rumen Georgiev works in the style of non-event reporting, and his photos in a unique way reveal the beauty of everyday human relationships. On the occasion of Prof. Georgiev’s cycle “Ordinary People”, the great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson wrote to him:
“… I was really moved by your nice album” Ordinary People “, in which you prove that with attention and heart, all people become (un) ordinary …”
After the unexpected death of Prof. Rumen Georgiev in 2008, his huge archive is lost and today his work remains unknown to the general public.
The exhibition at the ONE Gallery shows photographs from the series “Ordinary People”, “Village Pub”, “Hospital Room № 13” and others, which were preserved in the collections of the Association of Photographic Academy “Yanka Kyurkchieva” and NATFA “Krastyo Sarafov” ( donation from Tanya Turlakova).
All exhibited photographic copies are made by the author himself.