With the Name of a Flower: Your Name (Photo Fringe 2022)

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Abstract

With the Name of a Flower: Your Name
Vera Hadzhiyska

The exhibition showcases new work by Vera Hadzhiyska part of her long-term project “With the Name of a Flower” exploring the forced name-changes and repressions against the Muslim people in Bulgaria.

The new chapter of Vera's project, titled “Your Name” shares photographs and moving image, which were made during a trip to Bulgaria in September 2021 when Vera met with people from the Pomak and Turk communities.

This work, created with the support of the VID Foundation for Photography mentorship award, is the start of a deeper investigation into the sense of identity and belonging of Muslim people in Bulgaria and how the events of the past have affected their contemporary life and identity.

In 2021 Vera was awarded the "Developing Your Creative Practice" grant from the Arts Council England and is continuing her work on the topic expanding her socially engaged practice with the Muslim community at heart.

The exhibition was awarded the Danny Wilson Memorial Award 2022, professionals' choice
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2022
EventPhoto Fringe 2022 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Oct 202230 Oct 2022

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