As someone who grew up on the other side of the Berlin Wall, Christo Stankulov’s first experience with photography came at an early age and in very hands-on manner. Hence his adolescent years, towards the end of the 1980s and in the beginning of the 1990s, were a period of discovery, experimenting both while shooting and in the lab.
In 2003 he switched to digital photography without completely abandoning the analogue medium. At this point, Stankulov grew more involved in the local scene in Bulgaria by taking part in various exhibitions and contests. In 2008, he moved to France where he has been collaborating with international names as well as pariticpated in Zig-Zag’s Ateliers d’Artistes in Gentilly (Maison de la photographie Robert Doisneau).
Stankulov’s urge for taking pictures is often being driven by impulsivity and passion, although his compositions are carefully crafted. From his travel series featuring scarce landscapes and everyday life to his studio portraits and his reportages from the lush fashion shows in Paris, he is looking for the excitement in each frame.
Accepting commissions and orders for prints
2005 Third National Photo Saloon Varna 2005
2007 Photo Forum & Sofia Metro Movement – First Award
2007 Photo Forum & Credo Bonum Gallery Species
2009 Sony World Photography Awards 2009 – Winner in the Fashion category
2009 P×3 The Paris Photo Prize – Gold in the Advertising / Fashion category
2009 P×3 The Paris Photo Prize – Gold in the Advertising / Beauty category
2009 P×3 The Paris Photo Prize – Silver in the Portraiture / Self-Portrait category
2013 Bulgarian Photographic Society & VivaCom Art Hall Memory of…
2014 Zig-Zag Cercle Photo de Gentilly
2015 Zig-Zag Cercle Photo de Gentilly
2019 13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards – Honorable Mention in Fashion | Belle du jour/Nominee in Portrait | Danish goddess
2019 IPA OneShot: Street Photography – two honorable mentions