My series of photographic work 'The Rhodopes', uses the documentary tradition to record the Rhodopes mountain and its surrounding villages. It combines landscapes and exterior images of dilapidated buildings of my home country Bulgaria. The genesis of my project stemmed from a desire to know more about my country by exploring the regions I have never visited before. The work explores the culture and rhythms of rural life. Notions of time are expressed through the crevasses of the mountains and the cracks of ruined houses, symbolising a sense of absence. Awareness is raised about migration to big cities and its impact on sequestered village life.
Phoebe Bland • Claudia Bridge-Parkin • Kira Clinton • Krista Dyulgerova • Laura Gowing • Keira Hannon • Lina Ivanova • Nathan Klein • Albina Leka • Samara Jayne Martin • Emma Maskery • Kayleigh Muir • Aneta Ruseviciute • Russell Stewart • Natalie Taylor • María Paloma Velázquez •