Anastas Tarpanov was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 1980. His career started in 2006 and in 2014 he received the 2nd award in Sports Feature category of World Press Photo. After 2015 he moved to long term documentary projects. The main topic in his work is social issues, environmental subjects related to nature violations and human-animal conflict. He is a regular participant in BG Press photo, also part of a local professionals association promotion photography with exhibitions around the world. In 2015 he had an individual exhibition - Patina. Participant in 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy and VII Academy 2019-2020 fellow.