University of Vienna
Eugenia Maximova was born in Ruse, Bulgaria.
She graduated from The University of Vienna, reading journalism and communication science. Eugenia Maximova first became interested in photography in 2005 after the sudden death of her mother, a recognized Bulgarian painter. “Looking through the viewer and pressing the camera button helped me to escape the harrowing reality of her loss, to overcome the shock and lessen the burning pain. As time passed, photography became my favored means of communication; a new outlet of creative expression, for how I felt about both myself and my perception of the world around me.” says Eugenia.
Eugenia’s journalistic background influences many of her projects. And although they often differ from the traditional concept of ‘photojournalism’, the goal of her images is to bring to light the lives of others and to communicate socio- political models and tendencies and examine their consequences for society and culture.
In 2010 Eugenia participated in the SEE NEW PERSPECTIVES Master class organized and funded by World Press Photography and The Robert Bosh - Foundation.
In 2011 Eugenia was selected and has successfully participated in the NOOR – NIKON Master class in Documentary Photography
2011 Masterclass with Alec Soth, Cesura Lab, Italy
2012 PHotoEspaña , Gerhard Steidl Masterclass
2012 Eugenia Maximova participated the ISSP in Christian Caujolle’s masterclass
Eugenia’s work is represented by The Anzenberger Gallery/Agency
2006 Konica Minolta- Bulgaria Award
2008 Balkan Photographic Forum “Pred Men” Award
2009 Category winner - Px3 Award 2009 International Photography Awards: DEEPER PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD- Finalist
2010 B&W Magazine Portfolio Contest 2010- Excellence Award
2010 International Photography Awards: DEEPER PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD- Finalist
2012 Le Journal de la Photographie- Portfolio of the Year, Nominee
2009 Galerie auf der Pawlatsche – Vienna, Austria
2009 Lovech Art Gallery – Lovech, Bulgaria
2009 IPA “Best of Show” Splashlight, Soho, NY
2011 “Photosynthesis” Fine Art Center- Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 Parc de Bagatelle Paris (Festival Circulations), France
2012 Gallery at Flannels, Leeds, UK
2012 Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2012 Maiden Alley, Paducah, KY
2012 See New Perspectives exhibition tour, Sarajevo, Belgrade
2013 ImageSingulières Festival, Sete, France
2013 See New Perspectives exhibition tour, Berlin, Zagreb
Photographer Eugenia Maximova believes that Balkan kitchens convey a tangible sense of the region's lost identity, the inevitable legacy of half a millennium under the Ottoman yoke and half a century behind the Iron Curtain.