Кралство Чамла (Kingdom of Chamla)My practice deals with issues surrounding personal and collective memory, migration, diaspora and cultural and national identity. This project questions the influence of historical events on individuals' lives, through the complexities of both past and present political systems in Eastern Europe. With the use of photography, video and mapping, I am tracing my family's migrations from the mountain villages of Bulgaria to towns, cities, and other countries. Some are economic migrants in search of a better life, but for others, migration has been forced, they have been taken from their homes and forbidden to return for many years. Despite the hardships of migration, the family unit manages to constantly reinvent the concept of home, cultural identity and start new lives.
Lucy Cassidy Annie Evans Thomas Huw Evans Vera Hadzhiyska Annabelle Hall Aimee Harvey Ben Hatherly Sam MacAlpine Ryan Munday Archie Munro Harry Murphy Sarkiz Mutafyan Robart Nikolchev Alisha Payer Robbie Spotswood Steven St John Aaron Stewart Vytaute Trijonyte Saesha Ward Cameron Webb Rhiannon Wiggs