Mimi Chakarova
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Mimi Chakarova is an Emmy-nominated Bulgarian-American photographer and filmmaker. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Still I Rise. She received her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and her MA in Visual Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Chakarova has covered global issues examining conflict, corruption, and the sex trade. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, London, CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” CNN World, BBC World, Al Jazeera English, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., PBS’ FRONTLINE/World, and the Center for Investigative Reporting, among others. Chakarova taught visual storytelling at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism for 14 years. She also taught reporting classes at Stanford University’s African and African American Studies and Comparative Studies for Race and Ethnicity and has lectured extensively in universities throughout the world.


  • Still I Rise Films trailer