With the Name of a Flower: Your Name (Sarieva)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Solo photography exhibition in Artnewscafe, Sarieva Hub, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, April 2022

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2022
EventWith the Name of a Flower: Your Name - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Duration: 4 Apr 2022 → …


  • photogrpahy
  • reasearch
  • practice research
  • exhibition

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