Antoan Bozhinov was born in 1958 in Bulgaria. In 1984 he got his Master of Engineering degree and was given the title of artist photographer by the State Committee of Culture. He has participated in more than 100 joint exhibitions with more than 60 awards and 40 individual exhibitions. In 1999 he founded the Phodar Biennial (an international photography festival,

Antoan Bozhinov is a lecturer in the photography programs at Sofia University and New Bulgarian University.

Selective list of awards:

2007 – Photo of the Year Award, for photo-essay in Canon Bulgaria Photo Contest

2001 – Prize-winner in the contests of AGFA Multikontrast, Reponzes Photo and (France)