Announcing the Photos Sofia Street Photography Festival

Announcing the Photos Sofia Street Photography Festival

PhosSofia Street Photography Festival
Graphic provided by Marius Petrescu


The PHOS Street Photography Days festival started in November 2017 in Athens, Greece. Since then it has been hosted in Bucharest Romania in April of 2018 and in Athens again in November 2018. Now it is time for another Balkan capital to host Phos and that capital is Sofia.

So get ready for another 3-4 exciting days full of street photography exhibitions, talks, contests, photowalks and workshops! But when is PHOS Sofia taking place and where?

When is Phos Sofia taking place?

The festival starts on Thursday the 9th of May at 18:00 with a welcoming presentation and an introduction of the workshop instructors at the Bar / Gallery Synthesis. Following that, at 19:30, the grand opening of the exhibition will take place. And that is only the beginning. There is much more to follow. The fun continues all the way until Sunday noon, the 12th of May when the festival ends.

The Phos Sofia schedule

To view the schedule of Phos Sofia, please visit the festival’s official page. There you will find all the details you need to know. You will notice that next to each event there is a BG or EN. Events marked with BG will be held in Bulgarian and events marked with EN will be in English. Some events will be in both languages and are therefore marked with BG & EN.

Photo by Bulgarian Street Photographer Ventsislav Lalev
Photo by Bulgarian Street Photographer Ventsislav Lalev

How to participate

Please follow the instructions below if you are interested in participating in any way in the Festival:

  1. To participate in the Opening and Closing events and to visit the exhibitions, no registration or fee is required.
  2. To participate in the presentations and discussions no fee is required, however because the empty slots for the participants are limited to 40, participation will be on a first-come first-served basis. To register send an email at mentioning the name of the presentation(s) and/or discussion(s) you are interested in.
  3. For the portfolio reviews participation is again on a first-come first-served basis, limited to 25 participants. There is no fee required. This is totally free. Please register by email at sending in your 10 best pictures.
  4. For the WALK THE TALK workshops, participation is again free and again on a first-come first-served basis this time limited to 12 students. To register please send an email at along with 10 pictures and don’t forget to mention the workshop(s) and the name of the instructor(s) you are interested in.

More details on how to participate can be found on the official Phos Sofia page that was mentioned before. To follow news about the Phos Sofia Street Photography Festival, like their page on Facebook. That way you will stay constantly updated.


I really am looking forward to this awesome Street Photography event! I can’t wait to get to Sofia and start taking photos! I am sure it is going to be the best Phos Street Photography festival so far! I hope to see lots of old friends there and to meet new people. If you haven’t booked your tickets already, do it now!

Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!


Cover picture by Hendrik Braet – Street Still Life finalist



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