Alexander Baron

A son of Ukrainian Bessarabia, 45 years old, ethnic Bulgarian. A native of the village Vesela Dolyna, Bolhrad district, Odesa region.

He got his Master's degree from South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University, named after K.D. Ushinsky (Odesa). Alexander is also a multiple champion and winner of karate tournaments (full contact) and classic championships in Jiu-Jitsu, 1Dan.

He became interested in ethnographic photography in 2017, after visiting the folklore festival in the Republic of Bulgaria for the first time. And there, realizing the importance and effect of this genre, he decided to go in for ethnographic photos.

He dedicated a part of his life to capturing the life and traditions of the Bessarabian region with the help of photography and preserving information for future generations.

The first photo exhibition took place in 2018 in Balchik, Bulgaria. Today there are 15 personal exhibitions of Alexander, which were held in different cities of Ukraine and Bulgaria.

His works are dedicated to the following themes: “Bulgarian in us”, “Bulgarian spirit in Ukrainian Bessarabia” and “Place of Power” – the eponymous photo exhibition on the documentary about the village Krynychne, directed by Tetiana Staneva.

Alexander's photos were published in many newspapers and magazines. The most famous of them are “Total Escape” (A luxury travel magazine); “WARRIOR OF LIGHT” (Kyiv); “DAY” (a weekly all-Ukrainian newspaper, Kyiv); “Vernissage” (Izmail).


Activities and mission:

• Consultant to the screenwriter/director, photographer of the project, and third cameraman of the documentary “Place of Power” in 2018 (author and director Tetiana Staneva).

• Member of the “Power Film Production” team.

• Partner of the “Road of wine and taste of Ukrainian Bessarabia” since 2019.

• Photographer and cameraman of the project “Disappearing Villages” (a series of documentaries) for “UA: Odesa” in 2021.

• Co-owner of the author's ethno-gastronomic tour to Bessarabia “The Blue Bird”

Since 2019, Alexander and his partners open a colorful Ukrainian Bessarabia to their guests. And most of the guests are well-known travel bloggers, big businessmen, owners of production centers, board members and top managers of the largest companies and well-known chefs from different parts of Ukraine and Europe.