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Sofia Baytocheva Iordanova
Fine Arts BA

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Specialisms: Photography

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Sofia Baytocheva Iordanova

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First Name: Sofia

Last Name: Baytocheva Iordanova

Specialisms: Photography


My Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

University / College: Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Course / Program Title: Fine Arts BA


Hello, I am Sofia Baytocheva, I'm 25 years old, I'm Bulgarian but I are up in Madrid, Spain. I just graduated from the photography department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Three sisters 'an ode to friendship'



This work is a photographic series of intimate portraits. The photographs create a fictional family album, where the photographer and two other young women dream about the idea of sisterhood, a fantasy world. The project is an ode to friendship, an exploration of boundaries between friend and family. This work feels like a natural continuation of the last two series made before this one, connecting through the idea of gaze and self representation through others. 'Blood is thicker than water' is a medieval proverb meaning that familial bonds will always be stronger than bonds of friendship or love. This phrase is commonly misused since the real quote, actually states the opposite: ''The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.''