Boryana Pandova


Boryana Pandova is a visual artist working in photography and video and a participant in various projects focusing on social issues. Her educational background includes theater, and her engagement with that discipline led to her love of photography and video. She has a degree in Artistic and Applied Photography from the National Theater Academy Krastyo Sarafov and a master's degree in Photography from the National Academy of Arts. She is part of the core team of the "Na zhivo" project, which is part of the "Art for Social Change – Games Against Violence" program. Boryana also has over 200 hours of experience working with psychosocial interventions. She has been teaching at NATFIZ Krastyo Sarafov since 2019.

"Kino Club Super 8” digitizes old home movies and they’ll tell you why

For the team behind the project, the preservation of found family movies and amateur footage is a way to access authentic stories – and authentic history

The Other Memory

In her first novel, Justine Toms tells the story of the women's camps in the early years of the totalitarian regime in Bulgaria, and now she is working on the second one – about how those who were different lived in the 50s and 60s

Punkt and the Tree of Life

Over the last twelve years, the workshop has been developing its signature aesthetic, and recently its foreign client list has been growing

Jewelry designer Neva Balnikova and the moment of creation

Architectural Gargle

Three young Bulgarian architectural studios on how to create a distinctive vibe at home, in the office and in public space

Experimental Musical Compounds

Ivan Shopov's musical journeys through rock, computer clubs, electronica parties and folkloric ornaments

Imagining the Future

What will the future of humanity look amidst all the new technologies entering our lives? We spoke to Alexander Popov, part of team ot ShadowDance magazine, and futurologist Marianna Todorova about “superintelligence” and our possible futures

The Imagination of Body and Soul

"For me, everything takes a great deal of effort, but in the end it is exactly as it should be," says Martina Apostolova

Matthew Brunwasser, an American journalist with connections to Bulgaria, analyzes how political thought and engagement is changing in our country, and what the lack of media literacy says about our society

Zero Waste Station

Or a store where a full basket equals an empty bin