Vladimir Vasilev,40, was born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. He graduated the college of teaching foreign languages in his hometown. He received basic photography training at age 19. In 1996, he enrolled at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. Three years later, he stopped his studies in order to devote himself to photography entirely.
In 2001, he left for France where he spent 8 years waiting to be a legal resident, all the while following the path of photography.
He is the second winner of SCAM Roger Pic’s Award in 2010 and 2016 , one of the finalists among the jury selection of Circulations 2013 edition. He received the Grand Award of Samaritaine in 2013 . He is currently in residence for 4 years on the restoration of the Samaritaine in Paris, subsidiary of the LVMH Group, artistic director Christian Caujolle.