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Archive May 2009

Valentina Giuffre: Photography Can Make Me Think, Meditate and Improve All My Knowledge

May 31, 2009 by · 2 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with Valentina Giuffrè When and how did you start taking pictures? I started taking pictures five years ago during the last match of my city’s soccer team before the end of the championship. There was a great promotional party of Messina’s team and I wanted to remember all my friend’s faces and […]


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Eunice Blavascunas Ph.D. Photo: rossinabossio The seat of my dress stuck to the chair I pretended I was ready to go Even went on about the car running outside One leg crossed over the other in quick succession grew hot and bothered

Norman Atkinson: If I Feel That Something is Beautiful in Some Way, I Use Photography To Express It

May 29, 2009 by · 6 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Norman Atkinson When and how did you discover photography for yourself? I discovered photography when we were on our honeymoon in Spain. All the other people we were with were taking photos of the beaches, swimming pool shots and the landscapes of Spain. When I got home I went […]


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Tanya Kolyovska Photo: shinealight Men, somehow, Don’t call forth memories in me. Diligent, obedient, Devoted. Counter clockwise.

The Academic Goodbye

May 28, 2009 by · No comments

Katherine Van Hook Gulley Photo: Koshyk He shoves his hands into his pockets, for they have no where else to go. The years of chalk dust and the smell of old volumes of Yates, made a powerful cocktail that he drank even in leisure.

Simply Being Alive Tells Me That I Should Do Something, I Can’t Waste Time!

May 28, 2009 by · 3 comments

Ani Vasileva’s interview with Mauro Gonzalez Mauro Gonzalez What would you compare photography to? It’s too dificult to compare photography with something, but I think it is possible with food (I love to eat). There are thousands of ingredients; the interesting thing is to make the perfect mix. Photography is something like this as well; […]

Multimedia Box: The Louvre

May 28, 2009 by · No comments

The Louvre is one of the most popular world museums and is actually the one attracting the most visitors. Its building was originally erectd in the XII centiury as a fortress, transformed into a museum at the end of the XVII cetury, during the French Revolution. The Louvre holds over 35 000 artifacts, some dating […]

A Wrinkle in Time, A Blink in History

May 27, 2009 by · No comments

Elayne Clift Photo: Athena’s Pix Three events conspired to make me write this essay: First, I recently spoke with an old friend who is soon to be ninety-eight and still going strong. Second, I’m teaching a class of college first-years and they all seem so young! Third, I’ve just had a birthday. I’m old enough […]

Claude McCoy: Creating Images Provides Me Intellectual and Creative Challenges

May 26, 2009 by · 2 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Claude McCoy What does photography give you? The possibility of capturing a moment in time visually, whether it’s a beautiful landscape or flower or a moment with others that I want to remember.

A Skylark

May 26, 2009 by · No comments

Aksinia Mihailova Photo: jenny downing neither is she approaching nor is she going away in the August haze I am holding her with my eyes above the poppy field not daring to move lest I make the wind blowing by my dispensable thoughts

A Portrait of Elena Peteva

May 25, 2009 by · 2 comments

Interview with Elena Peteva by Yassen Vassilev Elena Peteva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1978. She lives and works in the United States, where she moved in 1995. She studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy (1995-1997), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1999-2004), as well as at the private studios of Odd Nerdrum […]

Artist of the Week — Karlos Garciapons

May 25, 2009 by · No comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Karlos Garciapons What was your original attraction to photography? The possibility of capturing in person fragments of life. Me being able to translate almost instantly an idea, a concept or a feeling that is synthesized in an image. Why do you like to take pictures of insects and other […]

Never on Sunday’s civilization clash

May 24, 2009 by · No comments

Ellie Ivanova Ponti A friend of mine recommended the 1960 classic Never on Sunday (directed by Jules Dassin, starring Melina Mercouri) as the film that introduced foreign cinema to the larger American audience. In fact, it won several Academy Awards nominations and was a huge success. It also caused uproar in Hollywood with the fact […]

…the final piece tonight… and the Earth

May 23, 2009 by · No comments

Simon Perchik Photo: qmnonic …the final piece tonight… and the Earth made whole –the announcer slows, signs off by lowering her voice, then Mahler to help her with the dead …will leave the air… for its underworld and we be swept over that silence, downstream, washed in a darkness that stays, has no breath or […]

Virtual Love

May 22, 2009 by · No comments

Angel Angelov Photo: rent-a-moose The stretching, the yawning, the numerous coffee houses, even the forceful movement of his stiff joints did not chase away the dream that came upon him. The insurmountable draw towards the kingdom of Morpheus was persistently dragging him in an undesirable direction and only the blinking screen of the monitor was […]

Marian Spiers: Photography For Me is An Expression of How You See The World

May 21, 2009 by · 5 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Marian Spiers When did you take your first steps into photography? I took my first steps into photography when I was a teenager. I always enjoyed playing with cameras and taking images of anything I found interesting. I enjoyed documenting my life in some way and enjoyed having a […]

Green Card

May 21, 2009 by · 1 comment

Kerana Angelova Photo: Oliver Jules In the backpack she arranges a book with poems by Debelianov between its pages a dry orange sun from a marigold a broken photograph from childhood in sepia tone instead of a face a circle of light halo of untidy thin hair like a bundle of bindweed

Poem for Him

May 20, 2009 by · 1 comment

Roger Craik Photo: HAMED MASOUMI Although he doesn’t know it, these days are the last Of his marriage. Perhaps he’s reading now On his side of the bed, beneath his lamp, while you Peruse the book of myths my father bought Second-hand, in England, twenty years ago. His name is written in the front, in […]

Giorgio Mercalli: Photography Reaches the Communicating Needs of People

May 20, 2009 by · 4 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Giorgio Mercalli When and how did you start your career in photography? I started when I was very young I mean a child. My first approach with the camera was something like curiosity for technology. Forty years ago we did not have computers, hand calculators, cellular phones and so […]

Barbara Crooker: I tried to have each poem connect to the one next to it

May 18, 2009 by · No comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer’s interview with poet Barbara Crooker Barbara Crooker is the author of more than 625 poems published in over 1925 anthologies, books, and magazines. She is the recipient of numerous literary awards, such as the 2007 Pen and Brush Poetry Prize. A twenty-six time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, she was nominated for the […]