Ivaylo Petrov with Portraits of Shame

Portraits of Shame is a project which I photographed at the Rowing Base in Vidin. I was shocked by the conditions that the sportsmen are forced to train in and to reap awards despite this fact. Some of the most successful sportsmen of the city kindly agreed to take part – champions who have brought numerous international awards to our country. It is dedicated to my Friend, who passed away the evening I finished shooting this series.

Ivaylo Petrov