A Bit About Me
Mr. Hristo Rusev was 14 years old when he first took up the camera—he has not put it down since. Thirteen years later, photography has become more than a passion-it is part of him and the way he sees life. Hristo shows this passion through his Life Stories photos. These photos range from gazing into people's everyday life to being at the epicenter of breaking news related to political events, social issues, and crisis and war.
His journey so far:
In the past 7 years, Hristo has done reportages in 27 countries, and his Life Stories photos have been acknowledged and published by the world's most prestigious media: The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, The Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, Associated Press, Der Spiegel, National Geographic Magazine, New York Magazine, ELLE Magazine, and others. He is currently working as a Stringer for Getty Images and is based in Bulgaria.
Hristo is honored to be ranked among the best contemporary Bulgarian photojournalists. In 2021, he was the official photographer for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the G7 Summit. In the past few years, he has received several honors: best Bulgarian young photojournalist, first prize in the International Photojournalism category, and honorable mention for P3X over two consecutive years. His pictures have been named one of the most powerful 30 pictures of 2020 by Business Insider, one of the best travel photos of 2019 by CNN, and among the most rated picture in a 2017 contest by Magnum. He has participated in Masterclass courses on Documentary and Street by the legendary Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt during the Sony World Photography Awards in London, 2016.
In 2019, he published his first documentary photobook: "The Last (Eternal) Mime". The phonebook shows the backstage life of the world famous mime, Guerassim Dichliev, one of the closest colleagues and friends of the great mime, Marcel Marceau.
In 2020, he published his second documentary photobook: "Vasko Vassilev - Backstage". The phonebook shares the backstage life of the world famous violinist and concert master of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Vasko Vassilev.