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Iohan Gueorguiev

Andrea Brown

I am so broken up about this news that it's hard to write about it, so I'll refer you to this tribute in Bikepacking.com:

https://bikepacking.com/plog/iohan-gueorguiev-1988-2021/

If you have never seen his exquisite videos I hope you will check out his YouTube channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqiYX6cqxQI9CqhH_kvHeOw

My personal favorite was this early one that is so beautiful we bought a 4k version from him. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0wAPztOO2U

Iohan wasn't just an adventurer, he was a humane, clear-eyed artist and the world he was showing us now has a hole in it.

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1 month ago
Mike FortneyTo Andrea Brown

Well said Andrea. And very sobering news. 

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1 month ago
Graham SmithTo Andrea Brown

Andrea that is very sad and upsetting news. Thanks for letting us know. It sounds as if Iohan was an extraordinary person who has left an enduring legacy and lived his short life in the fullest possible way even though it ended tragically and far too soon. Such a loss is very difficult to comprehend. 

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1 month ago
John SaxbyTo Andrea Brown

Thank you, Andrea.  Yes, we're all the less for his death, at far too young an age.  His beautiful videos are a remarkable legacy, a treasure for many people.

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4 weeks ago
Andrea BrownTo Andrea Brown

I'd like to add the informative obituary in today's (October 11) New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/11/travel/iohan-gueorguiev-dead.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR0R7XVfpJER17-q3yvTf833DygIjdUbRiQhy9l0Qy_jRgq72LIe8eqMemM

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1 week ago
Scott AndersonTo Andrea Brown

And there’s this essay from today’s Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/12/iohan-gueorguiev-bike-wanderer-see-the-world/.

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1 week ago
Andrea BrownTo Scott Anderson

Thank you, Scott, that was wonderful and spot on. I hope his cinematographic art can gain the following it deserved all along. I know we have a hollow feeling about his death and strive to fill that with answers. In the end, nobody knows what is in another’s heart and we in the public certainly know little about his life in Bulgaria, his family, how he came to be the artistic, affable, gentle, but driven person he was. So it seems pointless to speculate about what took him down. I’m just really grateful that people recognize his talent, and appreciate the gloriously beautiful wild world he has been showing us.

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