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Boryana Katsarova

Boryana Katsarova is a freelance photographer specializing in documentary, editorial, and portrait photography. Her work has appeared in International New York Times, Le Monde, Foreign Policy, and Welt am Sonntag.


Alexander Griboyedov’s Woe from Wit, at the Crimean Academic Russian Drama Theater, three days before Crimeans voted to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.

The Theater Tsar

Winter 2015 | Reporting

Gogol’s play sounds strangely familiar, as if art and life were indistinguishable from each other. Two performances seem to be taking place in parallel: one inside the theater and another one in the streets outside, where soldiers in green balaclavas and no recognizable insignia—incognito, so to speak—have just arrived.