Boryana Alexandrova is a Bulgarian photographer and cinematographer based in New York. As a bi-cultural observer of the world, her work is often about the in-between. Her eye seeks the individual – what remains standing after the removal of labels and definitions. An avid traveler, she spends most of her time observing from that valuable vantage point – in-between, slightly outside, and always moving.
Having worked in the film industry for several years, Boryana's eye is open to using different media as a way of expressing ideas and observations. Her ongoing multimedia project “State of the Union” explores societal divisions in the United States and what dwells within them. She took part in Joseph Rodriguez’ e-book “Romania,” published in 2015 by FotoEvidence. Recently, she collaborated with Svetlana Bachevanova on her project “He Came on a White Horse,” taking a look at bride-buying customs among some Bulgarian Roma. She is currently working on a US/Bulgarian series called “Here/There,” which explores the criss-crossing skewed ideas of what lies beyond the Atlantic. This summer, she will be Director of Photography on her second feature film.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Cinematography from the School of Visual Arts in New York.