Inspired by my upbringing, 'Стежерово' is a documentary, exploring the agrarian way of life in rural Bulgaria. My parents are the first generation of my family to migrate from the countryside to the capital. Memories of 'home' for me relate directly to that of my Grandmother's country life, not where I was raised. Through imagery, I can reflect on my parents' upbringing and where my grandmother still exists from livestock and the land she owns and tenders. Following her every day life, and her immediate surroundings, I have explored themes of culture, community, tradition, and the cycle of life. In doing so have broadened the content within this project. In order to fully convey the environment and atmosphere, I have interspersed landscapes with portraits, as well as closer detailed shots, which support the nostalgia associated with home.
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 •