Biography


Born in Bulgaria in 1986. The son of an artist and a poet, Valery Poshtarov grew up ever surrounded by artists. He mastered the fine art techniques at the National High School of Arts in Varna. Then he moved to Paris where he graduated Plastic Arts from the Sorbonne. The Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Paris nominated him for the Cartier-Bresson Award. After 35 exhibitions in various parts of Europe (spanning from 2007 to 2012), Valery went back to Bulgaria to photograph the rural life from all around the Balkans. He is also the founder of the first online art gallery in Eastern Europe and professor of fine art and portrait photography at Before Creating Academy in Sofia.

The art of Valery Poshtarov is part of major collections of different official institutions around the world: Presidency of the Republic of France, the French embassy in Ireland, Bulgarian Cultural Centre in Paris, Evgenii Evtushenko Museum in Moscow and others.