Jury - Svetlana Bachevanova

Jury

Svetlana Bachevanova is a publisher of FotoEvidence and documentary photographer with interest in human rights that began while living under a communist dictatorship in her native Bulgaria.

In 1989, after the fall of the regime, Svetlana join the first anticommunist newspaper “Demokratia” where she led the photo department. Seven years later she became the head of the photo department in the Bulgarian News Agency. Svetlana covered the transition to democracy in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Lithuania, the war in Kosovo and Bosnia, the revolution in Romania.

In 2001 Svetlana moved to New York where she founded FotoEvidence to continue her life work of using photography to fight oppression and expose human rights violations. She seeks to help photographers who work to document and fight against human rights violations so the story of her country and friends will never happened again.