Bulgarian-born photographer Slava Bowman takes you where you have been curious to go, but never ventured to.

“Re-Discover Washington” began as an independent photo exploration of Downtown Washington, Missouri. Slava Bowman, a photographer with an English degree and curiosity enough for two cats, has been visiting the local businesses, asking some questions, and taking some pictures since November 2011. She has been publishing her stories and finds daily for everybody else to see, and possibly follow her footsteps into the downtown. This is a not-for-profit, volunteer project which has been growing and evolving strictly at the whimsy of the photographer. The motivation behind “Re-Discover Washington” – Slava’s strong love for the downtown area, which she knows is contagious and has been quickly turning into an epidemic!

P.S. The Re-Discover Washington Blog is proud to announce that it won its first award in July 2013 at the Missouri Main Street Connection Conference in Kansas City!

Downtown Reflection

Copyright © 2013 Slava Bowman Photography All Rights Reserved. All photographs, unless otherwise specified, are property of Slava Bowman.


7 Responses to “About”

  1. Sounds like a great project! I would love to visit Bulgaria…I almost booked a trip to Eastern Europe this summer instead of Africa. It’s always hard to choose between so many wonderful places in the world! ~Sherry~

    Posted by Travel Spirit | March 24, 2012, 5:51 am
    • Thank you so much for your comment, Sherry! Bulgaria is a wonderful place, with so much to see and do! But I agree with you – my list of places I would like to visit is so long! Africa is definitely on it! 🙂

      Posted by Slava | March 24, 2012, 9:24 am
  2. Lovely site about my hometown, Washington. Your photographs are wonderful and really capture the essence of downtown. I think the building behind you in “Downtown Reflection” is the old Modern Auto building. My grandfather was president there for quite a long time– Alex Straatmann. It’s great to catch glimpses of my past captured so breathtakingly.

    Posted by Nichole Braucksieker Robichaux | March 11, 2014, 5:07 pm
    • Thank you so much, Nichole! I love Washington and the community here, and I am happy to share the images I capture daily with everyone! Hope you can come and visit soon!

      Posted by Slava | March 12, 2014, 9:33 am
  3. Slavs great blog, I am a sex therapist in Union mo and I would love to share a piece for your blog if it could be of use. Keep up the lovely work!!

    Monica Houttuin, LCSW, CST


    Posted by Monica Houttuin | April 28, 2016, 8:42 pm
    • Thank you so much, Monica! I have not been updating the blog in a while and I have not been get very many views lately. However, if you want to share something, guest bloggers are always welcome! Feel free to e-mail me your piece at slavabowman@yahoo.com
      Thank you!!! 🙂

      Posted by Slava | April 28, 2016, 11:06 pm


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