"Stolipinovo - Everyone Has A Story" Photo Exhibition

with the support of "Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski"

 

 

22.April / 31.May.2019 Plovdiv - Bulgaria

 

Stolipinovo is the biggest Roma Neighborhood of Europe and a part of Plovdiv, European Culture Capital in 2019. Between the high apartment buildings built for the public in the communist period are filled with small dwellings and barracks. About 70000 Roma people are living in this neighborhood. It is a ghetto containing different Roma sub cultures who live together and have stories  from different languages and religions.

A region where ordinary Bulgarian citizens do not want to go. It's like a separate republic.

 

My documentary photo works in the neighborhood between 2018 and 2019 were exhibited in Plovdiv University between 22.April and 31.may.2019. My aim was to show that the people living there also had their own stories and to raise awareness in other parts of society.

 

 

Opening Images

 

 

 

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