After the fall of communism in 1989, Vassilev left Bulgaria and traveled throughout Europe and the United States of America. Captured by the diversity and freedom of the U.S.A., he now calls the country home. In his photographs Vassilev portrays the humanity and joy that he finds in a variety of settings. In his artist’s statement he calls these qualities “indispensable rights of life.” The artist has been featured in galleries and art publications around the world. His work is held in exclusive collections in museums and research centers in the U.S.A. and Europe.