Sofia Gallery, 19:00 hrs
Photography Exhibition Opening and Book Launch: Faraway Songs by Margi Russeva
+ followed by a fine Bulgarian wine reception
The Bulgarian Cultural Institute London is pleased to present a photography exhibition opening and a book launch, Faraway Songs: Words and Images from the Rhodope, by the Bulgarian photographer, Margi Rousseva. This cultural preservation project was initiated by the author during time spent in the region’s mountain communities over the course of several summers and seasons.
Rousseva’s personal encounters and explorations led her along winding roads, deep forest trails, and ultimately into the lives and homes of local villagers to a create a dialogue of the most genuine kind. The subsequent documentation of the Rhodope’s vanishing communities is rooted in a complex social landscape that longs to bring us home again, regardless of our familiarity with or connection to this seemingly impenetrable corner of Bulgaria’s cultural and geographic history.
Special Guest: Margi Russeva