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Ilia Varcev

b. 1941  GABROVO , BULGARIA


MOVED TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA in 1946

EDUCATED IN PRAGUE ,LIBEREC AND BRNO DURING THE COMMUNIST ISOLATION OF EASTERN EUROPE,

VARCEV PULLS FROM THE TRADITION OF EUROPEAN MASTERS LIKE JOSEPH SUDEK AND ANDRE KERTEZ,

LEAVENED WITH THE VISION OF AMERICAN  PHOTOGRAPHERS LIKE WALKER EVANS AND HARRY CALLAHAN.

HIS AESTHETIC IS DOCUMENTARY IN NATURE BUT GRAPHIC IN DESIGN. 

VARCEV FLED TO UNITED STATES IN 1966 AND MOVED TO ATLANTA , GEORGIA IN 1976.

HE IS SELF -TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER,KNOWN FOR HIS WORK IN BLACK AND WHITE,DEPICTING THE PEOPLE 

AND ARCHITECTURE AROUND HIM.  HIS WORK IS INCLUDED IN MANY COLLECTIONSINCLUDING FEDEAL 

RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA, HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, MOCA GA,KING AND SPAULDING AND NUMEROUS

OTHER PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS.



  KELLY S MILLS