Petya Shalamanova is a Chicago based photographer and art director. She was born and raised in Bulgaria and moved to the United States in 2002. After briefly living in Las Vegas Petya moved to Chicago to pursue her education and received her BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2010. She currently works commercially as fashion and portrait photographer for various clients and publications. Her work is published and exhibited internationally. Petya is recipient of Numerous awards including Magenta Foundation for The Arts, Kodak Eastman Scholarship, Linda Levy Award, Alumni Scholarship and Graduation Grant from Columbia College Chicago. Most recently nomination by Alt Media best Photography and Illustration Editorial in North America in 2018. Currently working as a regular contributer for Chicago Magazine, Vice and Elle Bulgaria. Petya spends her time between United States and Europe, working on assignments and her personal work, she is available for domestic and international shoots.
ELLE . VICE. NOISEY. GQ. PAPER MAGAZINE. THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE. CHICAGO MAGAZINE. GLOSSED AND FOUND. FORBES. MICHIGAN AVENUE MAGAZINE. THE CHICAGO READER. CHICAGO WOMAN. RED EYE CHICAGO. WINSIGHT MEDIA. NEWSPAPER BULGARIA . 12 MAGAZINE. FW. ECHO. COLUMBIA CHRONICLE . CHAIKANA PARIS. FRACTION MAGAZINE . Flash Forward, Emerging Photographer 2009 (Magenta Publishing for the Arts). PDN's Best College Photgraphy. FLACK PHOTO. JETTISON . TOMORROW PEOPLE CHICAGO. THE RESERVE . IMPOSE MAGAZINE . THE SOUND OF CONFUSION. FODOR'S TRAVEL.
Leo Burnett. Hyatt Hotels. US Bank. Ford Models. DNA Models NY. Factor Women Model Management. Pine and Plastic . The Order. Bolstr. TNT Network. Women in the World Media. Prasino Restaurants. Rhinehall Distillery. Jewel Osco. Olives of Spain. Ozzy Art Prodictions. Secret Colors Music. Lettuce Entertain You. Isabelli Media Relations. Gaffney Films. Remy Cointreu USA. Chaine de Rotisseurs. 12 Magazine. ELLE Bulgaria. The Chicago Tribune, Michigan Avenue Magazine
Woman Made Gallery Chicago, Of the Land, Juried Show, November-December 2013 // Johalla Projects, Argus Organic Visual Archive, August-September 2013 // Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester ,MA 2011 // Manifest. Columbia College, Senior Show, May 2010 // Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Canada, October 8-25 2009 // Rumble Arts Gallery, October 22- November 25 2009 // World Enigma, International Student Show, Hokin Gallery April 2008 //South Union Arts, Stato Un Regalo Gratio, 2008 // Community College of Southern Nevada, 2004 // Plovdiv Cultural Center, Daily Happenings, 2002
Studio located in Chicago // contact : 312.493.17.35