180 beats per minute’ celebrates the determination of the millions of runners around the globe who push through sweat and tears to achieve their goals.
There are a myriad of reasons for amateur runners to put on their shoes and hit the road, from the search of a healthier lifestyle, through clearing their head after a busy day, through achievement, to self-actualization and becoming a better version of oneself. Whichever it is, what unites runners around the world is the courage, the fortitude, and the discipline to show up and persist through pain and exhaustion.
We admire the great sports achievements of professional athletes, and for a good reason, as they push the boundaries of what is possible. Yet, we often forget to pay our respects to the ordinary people who find the willpower to endure and try to be better every day. ‘180 beats per minute’ honours the determination of amateur runners and seeks to celebrate the power of the human spirit and the desire to do what yesterday seemed impossible.
About Ivaylo Yorgov
Ivaylo Yorgov is an amateur photographer, an alumnus and a member of the BECA Before Creating Academy, the first private photography academy in Bulgaria. Ivaylo’s interests are in the space of documentary photography, photojournalism, and art photography. His works have received an honorable mention at the 2021 MonoVisions Photography Awards in the Fine Art category and have been published in ‘Shots’ magazine (Summer 2021 edition). [Official Website]