Victor Troyanov is a photographer, explorer and experienced back country skier based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is inspired to get to the most inaccessible winter terrains and to catch unique perspectives. Victor is an expert in shooting freeride ski and mountain bike competitions. He also shoots other sport events such as marathons and tennis tournaments, outdoors photographs for sport brands’ ads, websites and magazines.
Victor Troyanov is a freelance journalist working on various topics such as travelling, adventure, urban culture and social issues.
Apart from the mountain and sport passion, he is experienced in shooting interior and architecture. He also has worked on some large projects in the field of food photography.

“Photography for me is a way of interpreting the surrounding world. I become thrilled by things everywhere, no matter whether it is a face expression or winter landscape, extreme sport or urban scene.”


Dec 2005
First personal photo exhibition “Touching Alaska” – my story of the five months living in Alaska. The event took place in the big hall of Sofia university.

Jan 2010
Second personal photo exhibition with a collection of photos from recent years. The subject was “The city”.

May 2012
Third personal photo exhibition “Sound and light” – photos from Livingston Island, Antarctica. The event took place in the Earth and Man National Museum in Sofia.

Nov 2012
Fourth personal photo exhibition “The  colors in time” after the program “Living Heritage” – intended to document the transition of customs in different regions
in Bulgaria, between generations, expressed in folk dances, crafts and old games.

March 2013
Fifth personal exhibition “Extreme ways” – selection of photographs shot over the years, in the winter mountain, reflecting my attempt to capture thе connection between
human and nature, skier and mountain and looking for directions different from the conventional ways.

Honors & awards

Days of the challenge 2016
First place in “Touching the unknown – human and nature” photo competition.

Bg Press Photo – 2016
First place in the category “Photojournalism from Bulgaria” for a single photo in BG Press Photo Competition.

Bg Press Photo – 2016
Third place in the category “Photojournalism from abroad” in BG Press Photo Competition.

Bg Press Photo – 2015
Third place in the category “Photojournalism from Bulgaria” for a photo sequence in BG Press Photo Competition.

Canon Bulgaria – 2013
“Picture of the year 2013” in category “Art Photography” in the national photography competition organized by Canon Bulgaria.

An International Photo Competition organized jointly by COMP and SCAR – 2012
Winner picture in category “People”

Bg Press Photo – 2010
Nomination for the category “Sport” in BG PRESS PHOTO annual competition.

National Geographic 2014
Photo publication in National Geographic book, Stunning photographs.

Editors’ Choice, National Geographic Magazine, Aug 2014
Publication of the picture “Stilt man” in National Geographic Magazine.

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