Nikola Mihov

Nikola Mihov was born in Sofia in 1982. In 2002 he moved to Paris, where he became interested in photography. He graduated in Visual Arts and Photography at the New Bulgarian University in 2011. Since 2008 he has taken part in numerous international exhibitions and festivals. He received the Photojournalism Award of the Union of Bulgarian journalists (2012) and was nominated for the Essl Art Award (2011), and the Zooms award of Salon de la Photo in Paris (2012). His first photobook Forget Your Past (2012) was listed among the best photobooks of the year by The British Journal of Photography, reviewed in FOAM magazine and nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography prize. His last photobook Hello and Welcome to Paris (2016) was nominated for the Dummy Award of the Photobook Festival Kassel. Nikola is co-founder of the virtual museum of the socialist era graphic design in Bulgaria ( and the the platform for contemporary Bulgarian photography Bulgarian Photography Now (