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Ashraf Tariq

Born in Baghdad 1979. Father was an accountant, with a passion for photography & painting. I grew up in this artistic atmosphere with the (ZENIT) camera, tripod and a whole darkroom. Accompanied my father while he developed and printed at home in the 80's. Also grew up among brushes, oil colors tubes & paintings, so finishing my secondary school, I registered in the institute of fine art (Baghdad) 1994, in the plastic art department, and was one of the top ten students, continued my studies through to 1998 and graduated with BA fine arts. Later, war broke out in 2003 in Iraq, under difficult circumstances, I had a plan for own atelier in Baghdad, but due to the insecure situation, I decided to relocate to Syria in 2006 and took up a career in acting in a couple of Iraqi TV shows. Decided to migrate to Europe, moving to Istanbul initially in 2007, for a few months, then to Bulgaria-Sofia, to settle and stayed in Bulgaria ever since. I get most passionate about photography, seeing everything around me as colorful. Since the pace of life here in Sofia took me away from painting, photography has become closer to my soul...

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