Jacko Vassilev 10.12.13-12.07.13
in Bulgaria in 1951, Jacko lived most of his life under strict Communist
Totalitarianism. In a country where being a photographer made you
a possible propagandist against the government, Jacko was very familiar
with being arrested, questioned and even being put in a work camp
for a year of his life because of his camera. The photo of a handless
"Professional Photographer" shows Jacko's possible fate
if discovered showing the "bad side" of the government
and the impoverished lives of its people. In spite of these conditions,
Jacko is able to show timeless and compelling portraits of Bulgarian
people where their true human spirit shows through even under the
harshest of conditions.
exhibition, Jacko offers Borderless Vintage Limited Edition silver
gelatin 12 x 16's (DISPLAYED) and 7 1/2 x 9’s on "lost"
Bulgarian Fohar Stock. Most prints were created in Bulgaria under
clandestine conditions in Jacko's basement darkroom. Each image
is limited to 50 per size. 7 1/2 X 9’s are offered at 1/2
the price of the 12 x 16 price listed.
work is part of the permanent collections of the International Center
of Photography in New York, the European Center of Photography in
Paris, and many other museums worldwide.