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Main Gallery Exhibition Highlights Vacation Industry, Bulgaria, Reception March 29

Photo Exhibit of the 2009 Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship recipient

Posted 03.25.10

Vacation Industry, Bulgaria

Vacation Industry, Bulgaria, the photo exhibit of the 2009 Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship recipient, Georgi Ivanov '09, is on view Monday, March 22-Sunday, April 11 in the Main Gallery of the Main Building. A public reception will take place 5-7 p.m. on Monday, March 29.

Ivanov's project is a photo documentary about the effects of mass tourism on the environment and society in Bulgaria. The series juxtapose wild areas endangered by construction versus densely built resorts with their repetitive pattern reminiscent of a factory setting. The Meyer Fellowship is granted each year to one MICA photo senior to make a major project involving travel.

At 6 p.m. during the reception, photo department chair Laurie Snyder will announce the 2010 recipient of the Meyer Fellowship.

For more information on the exhibition or stories about Ivanov's time in Bulgaria, click here.

The Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship was created in 1988 by a gift from MICA alumna Janis Meyer (MFA, photography). Each year, MICA's full-time photography faculty members choose the recipient of the award from written proposals by interested students graduating from the College's undergraduate photography department.