Lyubomir Klissurov

Born: October 17, 1943, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Graduated: University of Mining and Geology, Sofia

Works as a scientist at the Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Varna.
Actively engaged with the underwater (u/w) photography from 1982.

Equipment used: NIKONOS-V u/w camera with a full set of lenses for macro, close-up and wide angle u/w photography.

Most of his photographic activities are concentrated in the Black Sea and he pretends to possess the richest collection of underwater photographs of the Black Sea flora and fauna.
A lot of his photos have been taken in the Caribbean during the period of 1984 - 1991.

Participation in underwater photographic events: Back to top
1992 - Blue Dolphin - VI, Malta, Mediterranean Sea.
1993 - Blue Dolphin -VII, Malta, Mediterranean Sea.
1994 - Corallis, Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea.
1995 - First World Cup of Underwater Photography, Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea.
1997 - Underwater Photo Hunting, Maldives, Indian ocean.
1999 - Underwater Photo Hunting, Hurgada, Red Sea.
2000 - 8th World Championship of Underwater Photography, Soma Bay, Red Sea.
2001 - 1st International Underwater Photo-Video Festival, Istanbul, the Sea of Marmora.
2004 - "King Snefro IV" life-aboard underwater photo safari, Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea.
2006 - 2nd Eastern Mediterranean Int. U/W Photography and Film Festival, Famagusta, North Cyprus

Silver medal in " 50 Judges" International Anonymous Contest for U/W Photography,
organized by the World Underwater Federation (CMAS) in 1993.
First prize in the Second International Photographic Contest "The Earth for everyone", Sofia, 1996.
Varna Municipality Award for photography, 1999.
First Prize Kodak-Bulgaria Photo Contest, 1999.
Special Award in 1st International U/W Photo-Video Festival, 2001.
First Prize Macro Photography in 2nd East.Mediterr.U/W Photo and Film Fest., 2006.

1992 - One-man show "Underwater photography",
Art Gallery-Varna.
1996 - One-man show "Underwater photography", University of Murcia, Spain.
1997 - One-man show "U/W photos from the coral reefs of Maldives and the Red Sea", "Eterna" Art Gallery, Varna.
1998 - One-man show "Underwater photography", "Alexander" Gallery, Kazanlak.
1998 - One-man show "Underwater photography", "Krida Art" Gallery, Sofia.
2001 - One man show "Underwater photography", Naval Academy, Varna.
Some photos were presented at EXPO'98, Lisbon, Portugal.

Author of the series "Eye to eye with the underwater world" in the "Marine World Magazine", Varna, 1989.Back to top
Presented with u/w photographs in the books:

- "100 Years Underwater Photography", Luxembourg, 1993;
- "Bulgaria - Natural Heritage", PHARE edition, Sofia, 1996;
- "Biological Diversity in the Black Sea", United Nations Publication, New York, 1997;
-" How to save the Black Sea" by Laurence D. Mee, BSEP Publication, 1999.
- “OCEAN” , Dorling Kindersley Limited, London, 2006
- "Biological Globalisation", KNNV Publishing, Netherlands, 2007.

- Diving Certificates: The Highest III Level Bulgarian Diving Instructor, NACD Cave Diver, PADI AOV Diver, CMAS 1* Diving Instructor.
- U/W Photo Certificates:CMAS Ist Level Photo Instructor, EUIFA Advanced U/W Photography Instructor.
Member of the International NIKON Club for underwater photographers.

U/W Photography Courses:
The author conducts underwater photography courses.
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The rich collection of the high-quality underwater slides is the wonderful design solution of
calendars, post cards, brochures, billboards, posters, T-shirts, postage stamps, phone-cards,
web pages and other advertising and art matters.
The vivid and saturated colors of the marine flora and fauna combined with the dark background of
the deep enable the realization of unique and original art solutions.
Few people have the possibility to see and photograph the underwater world but everyone would be
lost in admiration of this unbelievable beauty and variety.Back to top