UniCredit Studio Gallery: The photo exhibition of the seaside from the 60s by Toros Horysian is now displayed in Burgas

UniCredit Studio Gallery: The photo exhibition of the seaside from the 60s by Toros Horysian is now displayed in Burgas

From 3th September until the end of the month the guests of Burgas and UniCredit Bulbank’s clients will recall how Bulgarian beaches looked like 50 years ago

At the end of the summer season the exhibition The Sky that Talks to the Sea which shows photographs from the 60s taken by the legendary Toros Horysian can now be seen in Burgas. From 3th September until the end of the month the guests of Burgas and UniCredit Bulbank’s clients will recall how Bulgarian beaches looked like 50 years ago.

Interestingly, the photographs were taken exactly 50 years ago when the biggest Bulgarian bank UniCredit Bulbank was established. The Bank which manages the art space of UniCredit Studio in Sofia’s downtown now marks its 50th anniversary.

In The Sky that talks to the Sea Toros Horysian’s camera flirts with every wave, every smile on the beach, every strand of hair that had flown frivolously in the wind. Each photo reveals a flair for photography and mastery. Technology pays its deepest respect to the remarkable photographic flair it finds unattainable.

In honour of the mischievous shots of Toros Horysian UniCredit Studio exhibits the summer collection in several series: “To me you are a sea siren”, “Always together”, “A trip to the sea with kids” and “Something more…” Out of respect the bank has kept most of the original photographs’ names.

The series of photographs of the Bulgarian seaside taken by Toros Horysian in the 60s evokes any other kind of emotions rather than a sense of nostalgia. The exhibition is like a fresh breeze drifting into the last summer days.

The exhibition of UniCredit Studio Gallery can now be seen in Burgas

22, Aleksandrovska Str., Burgas

Opening hours:

8 am – 6 pm from Monday to Friday

Free entrance

Toros Horysian (1921 – 2011)

Toros Horysian is a legendary photographer, member of the International Federation of Photographic Art, the Union of Bulgarian Journalists with a more than 60-year experience in photojournalism. He has won a series of Bulgarian and international awards and has organized many exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.

In love with his profession he is one of the founders of the State Photo Archive – Centralphoto.

In 1966 Toros Horysian organized with colleagues his first colourful photo exhibition The Bulgarian Seaside followed by his album Armenian Icons dedicated to the 1700th anniversary of the conversion to Christianity as an official religion in Armenia.

His albums are unforgettable: Veliko Tarnovo. Cultural Monuments accompanied by the exhibition Legend for Tarnovo; Ancient Architecture of the Rodopi Mountain. He is also the author of the photo exhibition Rhythms and Hues – a chronicle of public fairs in the town of Koprivshtitsa.

Source of the biography: Union of Bulgarian Journalists

UniCredit Bulbank FOR culture

UniCredit Bulbank develops purposefully a programme supporting worthy cultural projects. Since UniCredit Studio opened doors in 2012 it has organized many interesting photo exhibitions, providing young authors with the opportunity to exhibit their works.

More information for media:

UniCredit Bulbank, Identity & Communications Department

Viktoria Blajeva, Phone: + 359 2 9264 993, wjlj/ebwjepwbAvojdsfejuhspvq/ch

Ekaterina Ancheva, Phone: + 359 2 9264 963, flbufsjob/bodifwbAvojdsfejuhspvq/ch

Magdalena Ivanova, Phone: + 359 2 9232 528, nbhebmfob/jwbopwbAvojdsfejuhspvq/ch